M 6.5 in Costa Rica on 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC

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: 6.5M
Depth: 19.79 Km
Lat/Lon: 9.5264 , -84.5054
Event Date: 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC
12 Nov 2017 20:28 Local
Exposed Population: 3450000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000bmhe
Inserted at: 13 Nov 2017 02:46 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.7 (Costa Rica)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000bmhe Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave scenario 0.22m  
  C1 shakemap 0 Max wave realtime 0.05m  
  C2 shakemap 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1187318 0.8 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:06 GEOFON
1187319 0.7 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.3 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:07 PTWC
1187320 0.8 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:08 NTWC    
1187329 0 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.5M, 19.79km 7.96 3.5 million 0.1m (at 01:12) 00:17 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 Costa Rica ,of Puntarenas (population 384,746) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
4900 people
11000 people
27000 people
1.5 million people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1187329 9.526/-84.505 6.5 19.79 6.47 13 Nov 2017 02:48 00:19 (new episode)
2 0.2 1187329 9.526/-84.505 6.5 19.79 8.09 13 Nov 2017 04:32 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1187329 9.526/-84.505 6.5 19.79 7.96 13 Nov 2017 04:53 02:24 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Puntarenas Costa Rica 4900 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 9200 people
San Jose Costa Rica 1900 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 10000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 16000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 100000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 760000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 46000 people
Heredia Costa Rica 380000 people
Cartago Costa Rica 230000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 120000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 710000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 810000 people
Heredia Costa Rica 150000 people
Cartago Costa Rica 260000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 130000 people
Limon Costa Rica 330000 people
Rio San Juan Nicaragua <1000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 190000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 6200 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 93000 people
Heredia Costa Rica 1100 people
Cartago Costa Rica 18000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 220000 people
Limon Costa Rica 93000 people
Rio San Juan Nicaragua 110000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 110000 people
Zelaya Nicaragua 180000 people
Rivas Nicaragua 160000 people
Chiriqui Panama 400000 people
Chontales Nicaragua 69000 people
Granada Nicaragua 32000 people
Boaco Nicaragua 3700 people
Masaya Nicaragua <1000 people
Managua Nicaragua no people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Parrita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 3400 people 21 km
Esterillos Este Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 0 km
Quina Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 5 km
Pochotal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 15 km
Las Delicias San José Costa Rica Village5 - 20 km
Herradura Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 21 km
Camaronal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 29 km
Pital San José Costa Rica Village5 - 31 km
Bajamar Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 39 km
Santiago San José Costa Rica City 7700 people 41 km
Orotina Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 6100 people 42 km
San Pablo San José Costa Rica Village5 18000 people 42 km
San Mateo Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 45 km
Jesús María Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 47 km
Esparza Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 54 km
Frailes San José Costa Rica Village5 - 55 km
Desamparados San José Costa Rica Village4 38000 people 62 km
Pitahaya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 64 km
San José San José Costa Rica Capital 320000 people 64 km
Heredia Heredia Costa Rica Village4 21000 people 67 km
Tibás Heredia Costa Rica City - 67 km
San Pedro San José Costa Rica Village4 27000 people 67 km
Guadalupe San José Costa Rica City 12000 people 68 km
Cartago Cartago Costa Rica Village4 26000 people 74 km
Puerto Quepos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 40 km
Chile San José Costa Rica Village5 - 46 km
Esperanza San José Costa Rica Village5 - 47 km
San Ignacio San José Costa Rica Village4 3000 people 48 km
Jorco San José Costa Rica Village5 - 51 km
Villa Colón San José Costa Rica Village5 - 51 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 27000 people 52 km
Mercedes Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 20000 people 52 km
Tarbaca San José Costa Rica Village5 - 54 km
San Joaquín San José Costa Rica Village5 - 54 km
Savegre Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 55 km
San Marcos San José Costa Rica Village4 - 55 km
Paquera Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 1400 people 57 km
Salitrillos San José Costa Rica Village5 5700 people 58 km
Portalón Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 61 km
Tambor Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 61 km
Puntarenas Puntarenas Costa Rica City 35000 people 61 km
San Ramón Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 10000 people 62 km
Alajuela Alajuela Costa Rica City 46000 people 63 km
Gigante Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 63 km
San Lucas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 63 km
Grecia Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 12000 people 63 km
Moctezuma Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 64 km
Naranjo Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 11000 people 64 km
Cabuya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 64 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 65 km
Poas Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 - 67 km
Finca Las Delicias Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 67 km
Ángeles Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 68 km
Cóbano Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 70 km
Providencia San José Costa Rica Village5 - 70 km
Esperanza Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 70 km
Hatillo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 71 km
Carmen Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 71 km
Puerto Chomes Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 72 km
Montaña Grande Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 72 km
Santa María San José Costa Rica Village5 - 73 km
Zarcero Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 3500 people 73 km
Savegre San José Costa Rica Village5 - 74 km
Concepción Heredia Costa Rica Village5 19000 people 74 km
Judas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 74 km
Lepanto Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 74 km
Santiago Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 75 km
San Juan Norte Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 76 km
Sanchirí Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 77 km
Dominical Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 77 km
Orosí Cartago Costa Rica Village5 4200 people 78 km
Dominicas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 78 km
Manzanillo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 79 km
Toro Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 79 km
Vara Blanca Heredia Costa Rica Village5 - 81 km
Paracito San Jose Costa Rica Village5 - 81 km
San Rafael Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 82 km
Tinamaste San José Costa Rica Village5 - 84 km
Lapita Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 85 km
Buena Vista Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
San Francisco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
Santa Rita Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
Abangaritos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
Corozal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 87 km
Quesada Alajuela Costa Rica City 26000 people 88 km
Bajo de la Vieja Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 88 km
Quebradas San José Costa Rica Village5 - 89 km
Cariblanco Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 89 km
San Isidro San José Costa Rica Village4 34000 people 89 km
San Gerardo Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 90 km
Abangares Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 91 km
Guabo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 91 km
Juan Viñas Cartago Costa Rica Village4 - 92 km
Pénjamo Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 92 km
Castro Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 92 km
Tucurrique Cartago Costa Rica Village4 2600 people 93 km
Cacao Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
Buena Vista San José Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
Rivas San José Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
Uvita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
San Pedro Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
Angostura San José Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
Marsella Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 95 km
Juntas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 4700 people 95 km
Aguas Zarcas Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 95 km
Vol Turrialba Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 95 km
San Pablo Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 96 km
Camas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 97 km
Bejuco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 97 km
Santa Cruz Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 98 km
Limonal Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 98 km
Colorado Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 98 km
Hacienda Coronado Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 99 km
Turrialba Cartago Costa Rica Village4 28000 people 99 km
Santa Rita Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 99 km
Reyes San José Costa Rica Village5 - 100 km
Herradura San José Costa Rica Village5 - 100 km
La Palma Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 100 km
San Antonio Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 102 km
Santa María San José Costa Rica Village5 - 104 km
Porosal Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 104 km
Canadá Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 104 km
Tirimbina Heredia Costa Rica Village5 - 105 km
Santa Elena Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
Turín Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 99 km
San Antonio Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 112 km
Tilarán Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 6700 people 115 km
Águila Abajo San José Costa Rica Village5 - 116 km
Venado Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 <1000 people 117 km
Chirripó Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 121 km
Cueste Grande Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 123 km
Aguacate Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 123 km
Naranjos Agrios Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 124 km
Nicoya Guanacaste Costa Rica City 15000 people 124 km
San Antonio Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 126 km
Siquirres Limón Costa Rica City 18000 people 126 km
Maíz de los Uva Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 127 km
Quirimán Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 127 km
Pilas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 127 km
San Rafael Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 128 km
Bajo Paires Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 128 km
Palmira Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 129 km
Palmar Sur Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 131 km
Garza Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 132 km
Monteverde Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 132 km
Sonzapotal Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 134 km
Buenos Aires Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 11000 people 135 km
Hacienda Tenorio Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 135 km
Boca del Nosara Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 136 km
Duendes Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 139 km
Corina Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 140 km
Cuajiniquil Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 141 km
Boruca Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 142 km
Salitral Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 143 km
Térraba Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 143 km
Santa Cruz Guanacaste Costa Rica City 12000 people 143 km
Brujo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 144 km
Cuipilapa Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 145 km
Puerto San Juanillo Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 146 km
Bijagua Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 1000 people 146 km
Venecia Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 147 km
Fortuna Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 1700 people 148 km
Quebrada Cuba Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 149 km
Lagunilla Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 150 km
Salto Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 150 km
Marbella Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 151 km
Toro Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 151 km
Peninsula de Osa Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 152 km
Guayabos Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 153 km
Cabécar Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 153 km
Parismina Limon Costa Rica Village5 - 153 km
Belén Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 153 km
Caño Negro Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 154 km
Catorce Millas Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 156 km
Paraíso Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 159 km
Doce Millas Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 159 km
Las Vueltas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 159 km
Cartagena Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 159 km
Tanques Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 159 km
Liberia Guanacaste Costa Rica City 44000 people 159 km
Delta del San Juan Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 - 160 km
Aguas Claras Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 161 km
Castillo Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 - 161 km
Upala Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 4100 people 161 km
Huacas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 161 km
Potrero Grande Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 162 km
Piedras Blancas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 162 km
Portegolpe Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 162 km
Pinilla Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 163 km
Buenos Aires Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 165 km
Tempate Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 165 km
Sardinal Guanacaste Costa Rica City 3200 people 166 km
Castilla Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 166 km
Santa Rosa Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 166 km
Santa Clara Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 167 km
Huacas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 167 km
Los Chiles Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 3300 people 168 km
Bolivia Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 168 km
Delicias Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 168 km
Sabanilla Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 169 km
Colorado Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 169 km
La Estrella Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 170 km
Brasilito Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 171 km
Plazuela Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 171 km
Panamá Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 172 km
Punto Jimenez Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 172 km
San José Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 29000 people 172 km
Coco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 172 km
Guaria Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 173 km
Katsi Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 173 km
Potrero Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 173 km
Valle Guadalupe Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 - 176 km
Golfito Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 6600 people 177 km
San Carlos Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 13000 people 179 km
Cuatro Bocas Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 179 km
Chase Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 180 km
Uatsi Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 180 km
Potrerillos Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 181 km
Cahuita Limón Costa Rica Village5 <1000 people 184 km
Aguas Claras Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 184 km
Linda Vista Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 186 km
Florida Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 188 km
Colón Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 190 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Chacarita 2 Civ. Paved No 4900
Tobias Bolanos International SYQ 994 Civ. Paved No 3200
Quepos Managua 32 Civ. Paved No 3600
Tambor TMU unknown 0
Juan Santamaria International SJO 921 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Palo Arco 100 Civ. Paved No 3200
Guapiles GPL 269 Civ. Paved No 3600
Rio Frio RFR unknown 0
Carrillo RIK 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3900
Las Canas LCS unknown 0
Santa Clara de Guapiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3100
San Pedro 64 0
Santa Maria de Guacimo 10 Civ. Paved No 3200
Playa Samara PLD unknown 0
Nuevo Palmar Sur 5 0
Palmar Sur PMZ 15 Civ. Paved No 4500
San Alberto 27 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
El Carmen 18 Civ. Paved No 3200
Limon International LIO 2 Civ. Paved No 5900
Nicoya 120 0
Nicoya Guanacaste NCT unknown 0
Buenos Aires BAI 370 Civ. Paved No 3100
Nosara NOB 10 Civ. Paved No 3200
Santa Cruz Guanacaste SZC unknown 0
Tortuquero TTQ unknown 0
Upala UPL 56 0
Liberia International LIR 70 Civ. Paved Yes 9000
La Flor 55 Civ. Paved No 3100
Los Chiles LSL 35 Civ. Paved No 4200
Pandora 15 0
Barra Del Colorado 3 Civ. Paved No 3200
Flamingo FMG unknown 0
Puerto Jimenez PJM unknown 0
Cabo Velas 10 0
Golfito GLF 15 Civ. Paved No 4500
San Carlos NCR 50 0
Finca 63 11 Civ. Paved No 3200
San Vito de Java TOO 984 Civ. Paved No 3200
Tamarindo TNO unknown 0
Coto 47 OTR 8 Civ. Paved No 3200
Captain Manuel Nino CHX 6 Civ. Paved No 3600
Las Tierras Altas 1524 0
Finca 67 9 0
Puerto Armuelles 13 0
Nueva Guinea NVG 210 0
Bocas del Toro BOC 3 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Enrique Malek International DAV 27 Civ. Paved Yes 5900
Gualaca 152 0
Bluefields BEF 26 Civ. Paved No 6000

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Caldera CRCAL Costa Rica
Quepos (Puerto Quepos) CRXQP Costa Rica
Puntarenas CRPAS Costa Rica
Dominical Costa Rica
Puerto Moin Costa Rica
Moin Bay (Puerto Limon) CRMOB Costa Rica
Puerto Limon CRLIO Costa Rica
Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica
San Juan Del Norte Nicaragua
Golfito CRGLF Costa Rica
Puerto Armuelles PAAML Panama
Punta Gorda Nicaragua
Almirante PAPAM Panama
San Juan Del Sur NISJS Nicaragua
Bocas Del Toro Panama
Robal Panama
Pedregal PAPED Panama
Bluefields NIBEF Nicaragua

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Cachi Reventazon 1966
Arenal Arenal Arenal 1978

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