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: About 4000 people in MMI VIII
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
9400 people
23000 people
1.6 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 9000 people
San Jose Costa Rica <1000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 12000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 11000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 120000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 820000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 46000 people
Heredia Costa Rica 410000 people
Cartago Costa Rica 270000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 210000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 660000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 890000 people
Heredia Costa Rica 120000 people
Cartago Costa Rica 240000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 260000 people
Limon Costa Rica 390000 people
Rio San Juan Nicaragua 70000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 52000 people
Zelaya Nicaragua 1700 people
Rivas Nicaragua <1000 people
Chiriqui Panama 16000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 98000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 6800 people
Cartago Costa Rica <1000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 99000 people
Limon Costa Rica 30000 people
Rio San Juan Nicaragua 49000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 75000 people
Zelaya Nicaragua 240000 people
Rivas Nicaragua 160000 people
Chiriqui Panama 390000 people
Chontales Nicaragua 110000 people
Granada Nicaragua 63000 people
Carazo Nicaragua 51000 people
Boaco Nicaragua 11000 people
Masaya Nicaragua 16000 people
Managua Nicaragua 1.1 million people
Veraguas Panama 3800 people
Matagalpa Nicaragua <1000 people
Leon Nicaragua 1300 people
Jinotega Nicaragua 28000 people
Cocle Panama <1000 people
Esteli Nicaragua 100000 people
Chinandega Nicaragua 4800 people
Los Santos Panama 1500 people
Valle Honduras 13000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Parrita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village 3400 people 21 km
Esterillos Este Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 0 km
Quina Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 5 km
Las Delicias San José Costa Rica Village - 20 km
Pochotal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 15 km
Herradura Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 21 km
Camaronal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 29 km
Pital San José Costa Rica Village - 31 km
Bajamar Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 39 km
Santiago San José Costa Rica City 7700 people 41 km
Orotina Alajuela Costa Rica Village 6100 people 42 km
San Mateo Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 45 km
Jesús María Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 47 km
Esparza Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 54 km
Frailes San José Costa Rica Village - 55 km
Desamparados San José Costa Rica Village 38000 people 62 km
Pitahaya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 64 km
San José San José Costa Rica Capital 320000 people 64 km
Heredia Heredia Costa Rica Village 21000 people 67 km
Tibás Heredia Costa Rica City - 67 km
San Pedro San José Costa Rica Village 27000 people 67 km
Guadalupe San José Costa Rica City 12000 people 68 km
Cartago Cartago Costa Rica Village 26000 people 74 km
Sanchirí Cartago Costa Rica Village - 77 km
Reyes San José Costa Rica Village - 100 km
Puerto Quepos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 40 km
San Pablo San José Costa Rica Village 18000 people 42 km
Chile San José Costa Rica Village - 46 km
Esperanza San José Costa Rica Village - 47 km
San Ignacio San José Costa Rica Village 3000 people 48 km
Jorco San José Costa Rica Village - 51 km
Villa Colón San José Costa Rica Village - 51 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village 27000 people 52 km
Mercedes Alajuela Costa Rica Village 20000 people 52 km
Tarbaca San José Costa Rica Village - 54 km
San Joaquín San José Costa Rica Village - 54 km
Savegre Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 55 km
San Marcos San José Costa Rica Village - 55 km
Paquera Puntarenas Costa Rica Village 1400 people 57 km
Salitrillos San José Costa Rica Village 5700 people 58 km
Portalón Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 61 km
Tambor Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 61 km
Puntarenas Puntarenas Costa Rica City 35000 people 61 km
San Ramón Alajuela Costa Rica Village 10000 people 62 km
Alajuela Alajuela Costa Rica City 46000 people 63 km
Gigante Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 63 km
San Lucas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 63 km
Grecia Alajuela Costa Rica Village 12000 people 63 km
Moctezuma Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 64 km
Naranjo Alajuela Costa Rica Village 11000 people 64 km
Cabuya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 64 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 65 km
Poas Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 67 km
Finca Las Delicias Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 67 km
Ángeles Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 68 km
Cóbano Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 70 km
Providencia San José Costa Rica Village - 70 km
Esperanza Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 70 km
Hatillo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 71 km
Carmen Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 71 km
Puerto Chomes Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 72 km
Montaña Grande Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 72 km
Santa María San José Costa Rica Village - 73 km
Zarcero Alajuela Costa Rica Village 3500 people 73 km
Savegre San José Costa Rica Village - 74 km
Concepción Heredia Costa Rica Village 19000 people 74 km
Judas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 74 km
Lepanto Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 74 km
Santiago Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 75 km
San Juan Norte Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 76 km
Dominical Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 77 km
Orosí Cartago Costa Rica Village 4200 people 78 km
Dominicas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 78 km
Manzanillo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 79 km
Toro Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 79 km
Vara Blanca Heredia Costa Rica Village - 81 km
Paracito San Jose Costa Rica Village - 81 km
San Rafael Cartago Costa Rica Village - 82 km
Tinamaste San José Costa Rica Village - 84 km
Lapita Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 85 km
Buena Vista Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 86 km
San Francisco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 86 km
Santa Rita Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 86 km
Abangaritos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 86 km
Corozal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 87 km
Quesada Alajuela Costa Rica City 26000 people 88 km
Bajo de la Vieja Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 88 km
Quebradas San José Costa Rica Village - 89 km
Cariblanco Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 89 km
San Isidro San José Costa Rica Village 34000 people 89 km
San Gerardo Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 90 km
Abangares Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 91 km
Guabo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 91 km
Juan Viñas Cartago Costa Rica Village - 92 km
Pénjamo Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 92 km
Castro Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 92 km
Tucurrique Cartago Costa Rica Village 2600 people 93 km
Cacao Cartago Costa Rica Village - 93 km
Buena Vista San José Costa Rica Village - 93 km
Rivas San José Costa Rica Village - 93 km
Uvita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 93 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 94 km
San Pedro Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 94 km
Santa Elena Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 94 km
Angostura San José Costa Rica Village - 94 km
Marsella Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 95 km
Juntas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village 4700 people 95 km
Aguas Zarcas Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 95 km
Vol Turrialba Cartago Costa Rica Village - 95 km
San Pablo Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 96 km
Camas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 97 km
Bejuco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 97 km
Santa Cruz Cartago Costa Rica Village - 98 km
Limonal Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 98 km
Colorado Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 98 km
Hacienda Coronado Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 99 km
Turrialba Cartago Costa Rica Village 28000 people 99 km
Santa Rita Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 99 km
Herradura San José Costa Rica Village - 100 km
La Palma Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 100 km
San Antonio Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 102 km
Santa María San José Costa Rica Village - 104 km
Porosal Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 104 km
Canadá Cartago Costa Rica Village - 104 km
Tirimbina Heredia Costa Rica Village - 105 km
Turín Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 99 km
Peninsula de Osa Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 152 km
Cabécar Limón Costa Rica Village - 153 km
Las Vueltas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 159 km
Cartagena Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 159 km
Tanques Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 159 km
Liberia Guanacaste Costa Rica City 44000 people 159 km
Aguas Claras Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 161 km
Portegolpe Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 162 km
Tempate Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 165 km
Castilla Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 166 km
Huacas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 167 km
Sabanilla Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 169 km
La Estrella Limón Costa Rica Village - 170 km
Plazuela Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 171 km
Coco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 172 km
Guaria Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 173 km
Potrero Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 173 km
Golfito Puntarenas Costa Rica Village 6600 people 177 km
Cuatro Bocas Alajuela Costa Rica Village - 179 km
Chase Limón Costa Rica Village - 180 km
Uatsi Limón Costa Rica Village - 180 km
Potrerillos Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 181 km
Cahuita Limón Costa Rica Village <1000 people 184 km
Aguas Claras Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 184 km
Linda Vista Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 186 km
Florida Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 188 km
Sabalito Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 192 km
Morillo Río San Juan Nicaragua Village - 192 km
Italcancori Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 195 km
Santa Cecilia Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 197 km
Sereno Chiriquí Panama Village - 197 km
Neily Puntarenas Costa Rica Village - 198 km
Cerrón Chiriquí Panama Village - 199 km
Hacienda Inocentes Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 200 km
El Tigre Rivas Nicaragua Village - 200 km
Murciélago Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 203 km
Plaza de Caisán Chiriquí Panama Village - 204 km
Puerto Soleo Guanacaste Costa Rica Village - 210 km
Guabito Bocas del Toro Panama Village 5900 people 210 km
La Cruz Guanacaste Costa Rica Village 4200 people 211 km
San Miguelito Río San Juan Nicaragua Village 4100 people 212 km
Silla de Pando Chiriquí Panama Village - 213 km
Capacho Chiriquí Panama Village - 214 km
Cárdenas Rivas Nicaragua Village - 215 km
El Pedernal Río San Juan Nicaragua Village - 218 km
Mirador Chiriquí Panama Village - 219 km
Alto de Gariché Chiriquí Panama Village - 220 km
Cueta Chiriquí Panama Village - 221 km
Divala Chiriquí Panama Village - 222 km
El Hato del Volcán Chiriquí Panama Village - 222 km
Changuinola Bocas del Toro Panama Village 22000 people 223 km
El Ostional Rivas Nicaragua Village - 223 km
San Bartolo Chiriquí Panama Village - 223 km
Beña Blanca Rivas Nicaragua Village - 223 km
Punta Gorda Atlántico Sur Nicaragua Village - 224 km
El Sapoá Rivas Nicaragua Village - 225 km
Chumbaga Chiriquí Panama Village - 225 km
Cerro Punta Chiriquí Panama Village 2900 people 226 km
Sotacaballo Rivas Nicaragua Village - 226 km
Santo Domingo Chiriquí Panama Village 1100 people 227 km
San Antonio Rivas Nicaragua Village - 227 km
La Planta Chiriquí Panama Village - 227 km
Puerto Armuelles Chiriquí Panama Village 18000 people 227 km
Escameca Rivas Nicaragua Village - 231 km
El Alto de Escárrea Chiriquí Panama Village - 231 km
Davalá Chiriquí Panama Village - 233 km
Almirante Bocas del Toro Panama Village 8000 people 233 km
Cañas Gordas Rivas Nicaragua Village - 235 km
Concepción Chiriquí Panama City - 236 km
El Socorro Rivas Nicaragua Village - 236 km
Quebrada Corotú Chiriquí Panama Village - 236 km
Quebrada Pastores Bocas del Toro Panama Village - 238 km
Nueva Guinea Atlántico Sur Nicaragua Village 51000 people 239 km
Potrerillos Rivas Nicaragua Village - 239 km
Tallo Chiriquí Panama Village - 240 km
Morrito Río San Juan Nicaragua Village 1300 people 240 km
Sitio Lázaro Chiriquí Panama Village - 241 km
Boquerón Chiriquí Panama Village 3100 people 241 km
Potrerillos Arriba Chiriquí Panama Village 1000 people 241 km
Potrerillos Chiriquí Panama Village - 241 km
San Juan del Sur Rivas Nicaragua Village 7600 people 242 km
Punta Gorda Rivas Nicaragua Village - 242 km
Boquete Chiriquí Panama City 6000 people 243 km
Cerritos Río San Juan Nicaragua Village - 243 km
Balque Rivas Nicaragua Village - 244 km
La Boca de la Montaña Rivas Nicaragua Village - 244 km
Isla Colon Bocas del Toro Panama Village - 246 km
Monkey Point Atlántico Sur Nicaragua Village - 247 km
Alanje Chiriquí Panama Village 1300 people 247 km
El Jocote Rivas Nicaragua Village - 248 km
Bocas del Toro Bocas del Toro Panama Major city 3400 people 248 km
Santa Fe Rivas Nicaragua Village - 248 km
Robalo Bocas del Toro Panama Village - 250 km
Las Pilas Rivas Nicaragua Village - 251 km
Caldera Chiriquí Panama Village - 252 km
Dolega Chiriquí Panama Village 1600 people 253 km
Altagracia Rivas Nicaragua Village 2700 people 254 km
Maguey Chiriquí Panama Village - 254 km
Esquipula Rivas Nicaragua Village - 255 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
Nicoya 120 0
San Pedro 64 0
Santa Maria de Guacimo 10 Civ. Paved No 3200
Playa Samara PLD unknown 0
Nuevo Palmar Sur 5 0
Nicoya Guanacaste NCT unknown 0
Palmar Sur PMZ 15 Civ. Paved No 4500
San Alberto 27 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Buenos Aires BAI 370 Civ. Paved No 3100
Nosara NOB 10 Civ. Paved No 3200
El Carmen 18 Civ. Paved No 3200
Santa Cruz Guanacaste SZC unknown 0
Upala UPL 56 0
Los Chiles LSL 35 Civ. Paved No 4200
Limon International LIO 2 Civ. Paved No 5900
Barra Del Colorado 3 Civ. Paved No 3200
Puerto Jimenez PJM unknown 0
San Carlos NCR 50 0
Finca 63 11 Civ. Paved No 3200
Coto 47 OTR 8 Civ. Paved No 3200
Captain Manuel Nino CHX 6 Civ. Paved No 3600
Finca 67 9 0
Tortuquero TTQ unknown 0
Liberia International LIR 70 Civ. Paved Yes 9000
La Flor 55 Civ. Paved No 3100
Pandora 15 0
Cabo Velas 10 0
Golfito GLF 15 Civ. Paved No 4500
San Vito de Java TOO 984 Civ. Paved No 3200
Tamarindo TNO unknown 0
Las Tierras Altas 1524 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
Augusto Cesar Sandino International MGA 59 Civ. Paved Yes 8000
Los Brasiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3200

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
San Juan Del Norte Nicaragua
Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica
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
El Mancotal Tuma -99

More information

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