M 4.7 in Nicaragua on 26 Nov 2020 11:51 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: 4.7M
Depth: 48.63 Km
Lat/Lon: 11.6572 , -86.9141
Event Date: 26 Nov 2020 11:51 UTC
26 Nov 2020 05:51 Local
Exposed Population:
2170000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us7000ck19
Inserted at: 26 Nov 2020 12:26 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.3 (Nicaragua)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000ck19 Scaled population (vector) 5.48  
  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
1344986 0 26 Nov 2020 11:51 4.7M, 48.63km N/A 2.2 million (in 100km) 00:35 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 Nicaragua , Department of Managua (population 1,146,589) . The nearest places are San Juan, El Zapote, Masachapa, Salamina, El Tinco, El Tránsito, Santa Cruz, El Amparo, San Bartolo, El Tamarindo, and Managua.

Radius Population
100 km 2.1 million people
75 km 150000 people
50 km 15000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Managua Nicaragua 1.1 million people
Carazo Nicaragua 160000 people
Leon Nicaragua 370000 people
Masaya Nicaragua 250000 people
Rivas Nicaragua 160000 people
Granada Nicaragua 170000 people
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people
Chontales Nicaragua 140000 people
Matagalpa Nicaragua 350000 people
Boaco Nicaragua 120000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 220000 people
Choluteca Honduras 350000 people
Esteli Nicaragua 180000 people
Jinotega Nicaragua 190000 people
Madriz Nicaragua 97000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 570000 people
Rio San Juan Nicaragua 57000 people
Valle Honduras 140000 people
La Union El Salvador 370000 people
Nueva Segovia Nicaragua 130000 people
El Paraiso Honduras 270000 people
San Miguel El Salvador 510000 people
Usulutan El Salvador 450000 people
Francisco Morazan Honduras 990000 people
Zelaya Nicaragua 330000 people
Morazan El Salvador 240000 people
La Paz Honduras 120000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 380000 people
San Vicente El Salvador 220000 people
La Paz El Salvador 300000 people
Comayagua Honduras 260000 people
Intibuca Honduras 140000 people
Cabanas El Salvador 210000 people
Olancho Honduras 340000 people
Lempira Honduras 210000 people
Cuscatlan El Salvador 230000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 480000 people
San Salvador El Salvador 1.1 million people
Heredia Costa Rica 300000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 270000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 1.2 million people
Yoro Honduras 400000 people
Santa Barbara Honduras 310000 people
Limon Costa Rica 250000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 400000 people
Ocotepeque Honduras 89000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 520000 people
Cortes Honduras 790000 people
Cartago Costa Rica 350000 people
Copan Honduras 260000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 290000 people
Gracias a Dios Honduras 42000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 420000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 280000 people
Colon Honduras 150000 people
Atlantida Honduras 400000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 190000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 230000 people
Izabal Guatemala 330000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 130000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 500000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 100000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
San Juan Managua Nicaragua Village - 43 km
El Zapote Managua Nicaragua Village - 44 km
Masachapa Managua Nicaragua Village - 46 km
Salamina Managua Nicaragua Village - 46 km
El Tinco León Nicaragua Village - 48 km
El Tránsito León Nicaragua Village - 50 km
Santa Cruz Managua Nicaragua Village - 51 km
El Amparo León Nicaragua Village - 51 km
San Bartolo Managua Nicaragua Village - 51 km
El Tamarindo Managua Nicaragua Village - 51 km
Loma Alegre Carazo Nicaragua Village - 52 km
Huiste Carazo Nicaragua Village - 55 km
San Rafael Managua Nicaragua Village - 56 km
Carlos Fonseca Amador Managua Nicaragua Village - 57 km
San Rafaelito Managua Nicaragua Village - 58 km
San José León Nicaragua Village - 58 km
Boquita Carazo Nicaragua Village - 58 km
Santa Teresa Managua Nicaragua Village 5700 people 59 km
El Guayabal León Nicaragua Village - 59 km
San Lorenzo León Nicaragua Village - 61 km
Casares Carazo Nicaragua Village - 61 km
Puerto Somoza León Nicaragua Village - 61 km
El Rosario Carazo Nicaragua Village 2900 people 62 km
El Guapinolar Managua Nicaragua Village - 63 km
Amayito Carazo Nicaragua Village - 64 km
Ingenio Santa Rita Managua Nicaragua Village - 64 km
El Canal Managua Nicaragua Village - 64 km
Ahuchuetes Carazo Nicaragua Village - 65 km
El Tamarindo León Nicaragua Village - 66 km
El Golfo Managua Nicaragua Village - 66 km
Nandayosi León Nicaragua Village - 67 km
Salinas Grandes León Nicaragua Village - 67 km
Los Larios León Nicaragua Village - 68 km
El Tempate León Nicaragua Village - 69 km
Los Gutiérrez Carazo Nicaragua Village - 70 km
Managua Managua Nicaragua Capital 970000 people 89 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
Montelimar 30 0 47 km
Los Brasiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3200 85 km
Fanor Urroz 100 0 85 km
Augusto Cesar Sandino International MGA 59 Civ. Paved Yes 8000 97 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Puerto Masachapa Nicaragua 45 km
Puerto Sandino NIPSN Nicaragua 62 km
Corinto NICIO Nicaragua 95 km

More information

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