M 5.3 in Nicaragua on 11 Feb 2019 00:08 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
Depth: 195.12 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.1997 , -87.7422
Event Date: 11 Feb 2019 00:08 UTC
Exposed Population: 2430000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jg5r
Inserted at: 11 Feb 2019 00:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.3 (Nicaragua)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Nicaragua= 5.3; Honduras= 5.2; El Salvador= 4.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jg5r Scaled population (vector) 6.26  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 1.02  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1248362 0 11 Feb 2019 00:08 5.3M, 195.12km N/A 2.4 million 00:16 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in El Salvador , Department of La Union (population 371,111) . The nearest places are Conchagüita, Guerrero, El Cacao, Gualora, El Ajustillo, La Unión, Las Piletas, Puerto Grande, El Moray, El Capulín, and Piedra Herrada.

Radius Population
100 km 2.4 million people
75 km 1.3 million people
50 km 430000 people
20 km 46000 people
10 km 2500 people
5 km 2000 people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
La Union El Salvador 370000 people
Valle Honduras 140000 people
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Conchagüita La Unión El Salvador Village6 - 3 km
Guerrero La Unión El Salvador Village6 - 5 km
El Cacao La Unión El Salvador Village5 - 13 km
Gualora Valle Honduras Village6 - 14 km
El Ajustillo Valle Honduras Village5 - 18 km
La Unión La Unión El Salvador City 23000 people 18 km
Las Piletas Valle Honduras Village5 - 19 km
Puerto Grande Valle Honduras Village5 - 21 km
El Moray Valle Honduras Village5 - 22 km
El Capulín Valle Honduras Village5 - 22 km
Canoguero La Union El Salvador Village6 - 23 km
El Pilón La Union El Salvador Village6 - 23 km
Murucagua Valle Honduras Village5 - 25 km
Agua Caliente La Unión El Salvador Village6 - 25 km
El Carmen Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 26 km
Estero del Espino Valle Honduras Village5 - 27 km
Las Pozas Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 29 km
El Piche La Union El Salvador Village6 - 29 km
El Zapote Valle Honduras Village6 - 30 km
Alto Del Roble La Unión El Salvador Village6 - 30 km
El Amate La Union El Salvador Village6 - 30 km
Agua Fría La Union El Salvador Village6 - 30 km
El Mogotillo La Unión El Salvador Village5 - 31 km
Barrancones Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 31 km
Agua La Unión El Salvador Village6 - 32 km
Campamento Valle Honduras Village6 - 32 km
El Volcancillo Valle Honduras Village6 - 34 km
Cedeño Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 34 km
El Tablón La Union El Salvador Village6 - 35 km
Tierra Blanca San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 35 km
Alto de Jesús Valle Honduras Village5 - 35 km
Condega Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 36 km
El Tanque Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 37 km
Alianza Valle Honduras Village5 - 37 km
El Capulín Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 37 km
El Carao San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 37 km
El Naranjo La Union El Salvador Village6 - 37 km
San Joaquín San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 37 km
Agua Caliente Valle Honduras Village6 - 39 km
Centeno La Union El Salvador Village6 - 39 km
El Hato Valle Honduras Village5 - 39 km
Monjarás Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 40 km
El Zarzal San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 40 km
Buena Vista Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 40 km
Conchagüita San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 41 km
Santa Lucía La Unión El Salvador Village5 - 41 km
El Puente Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 41 km
San Rafael Valle Honduras Village6 - 42 km
San Nicolás Valle Honduras Village6 - 42 km
Capulín San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 43 km
San Andrés Valle Honduras Village6 - 43 km
Albania Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 43 km
La Chácara Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 43 km
Chirilagua San Miguel El Salvador Village6 6300 people 43 km
San José La Unión El Salvador Village5 - 43 km
Agua Salada La Unión El Salvador Village5 - 43 km
Hacienda Albania Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 44 km
Goascoran Valle Honduras Village5 - 45 km
Nacaome Valle Honduras City 13000 people 45 km
Palos Prietos San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 46 km
El Tambor Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 46 km
San Antonio Valle Honduras Village6 - 47 km
Cantora San Miguel El Salvador Village5 - 47 km
La Cañada La Union El Salvador Village6 - 47 km
Langue Valle Honduras Village5 3600 people 47 km
El Caimito Valle Honduras Village6 <1000 people 48 km
Albornoz Arriba La Union El Salvador Village6 - 48 km
La Tronconada Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 48 km
El Aguacate Valle Honduras Village5 - 49 km
Uluazapa San Miguel El Salvador Village5 - 49 km
La Periquera Usulután El Salvador Village5 - 49 km
El Havillal San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 49 km
El Huiscoyol San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 49 km
Santa Rosa de Lima La Union El Salvador Village5 13000 people 49 km
Chupadero Valle Honduras Village6 - 50 km
Chamboroto Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 51 km
Mangle Alto Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 51 km
Canaire La Union El Salvador Village6 - 52 km
La Pila San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 52 km
La Joyada Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 52 km
La Tejera Valle Honduras Village6 - 54 km
San Francisco de Coray Valle Honduras Village5 1300 people 54 km
Los Atillos Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 54 km
El Carrizo Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 54 km
Cantón Mojones La Unión El Salvador Village6 - 54 km
Venecia Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 54 km
El Transito San Miguel El Salvador Village5 8200 people 54 km
San Sebastián La Union El Salvador Village6 - 55 km
Jucuarán Usulután El Salvador Village5 1300 people 55 km
El Rosario Morazan El Salvador Village6 - 55 km
Jocoro Morazán El Salvador Village4 4200 people 55 km
Cerro El Higo Valle Honduras Village6 - 56 km
Portillo Blanco Valle Honduras Village6 - 56 km
San Miguel San Miguel El Salvador City 160000 people 56 km
La Encarnación Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 56 km
Cerro Bonito Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 56 km
El Ciprés San Miguel El Salvador Village6 - 57 km
Santo Tomás Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 57 km
La Laguna Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 58 km
San José de la Landa Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 58 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Tamarindo 3 0 19 km
San Lorenzo 20 0 41 km
Santa Rosa de Lima 36 0 48 km
El Papalon 68 0 50 km
Los Comandos 280 0 71 km
La Carrera 52 0 84 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Amapala HNAMP Honduras 16 km
La Union SVLUN El Salvador 18 km
San Lorenzo HNSLO Honduras 39 km
Puerto El Triunfo El Salvador 88 km

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