M 7.3 in Nicaragua on 14 Oct 2014 03:51 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 7.3M
Depth: 40 Km
Event Date: 14 Oct 2014 03:51 UTC
13 Oct 2014 21:51 Local
Exposed Population: 1060000 people in MMI VI
960000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 14 Oct 2014 04:45 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.5 1 1.5
Scaled population (vector) Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake Max wave realtime 0.15m  
  C2 earthquake      
  Country Vulnerability      
  INFORM_normalised      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1062327 1 14 Oct 2014 03:51 7.2M, 76km N/A 370 thousand (in 100km) 0.1m (at 02:04) 00:06 GEOFON
1062336 1 14 Oct 2014 03:51 7.4M, 21.9km N/A 170 thousand (in 100km) 0.7m (at 00:54) 00:17 NEIC
1062341 1 14 Oct 2014 03:51 7.4M, 70.54km N/A 960 thousand (in 100km) 0.1m (at 00:34) 00:23 NEIC
1062349 1.5 14 Oct 2014 03:51 7.3M, 40km N/A less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0.1m (at 00:30) 00:53 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.

Tsunami affected locations

The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.2m in Conchaguita, El Salvador. This height is estimated for 14-Oct-2014 05:01:13.

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
14-Oct-2014 05:01:13 Conchaguita El Salvador  0.2
14-Oct-2014 04:35:95 Canoguero El Salvador  0.2
14-Oct-2014 04:49:01 Guerrero El Salvador  0.2
14-Oct-2014 04:21:64 El Puente Nicaragua  0.2
14-Oct-2014 04:19:95 El Tanque Nicaragua  0.2
14-Oct-2014 04:33:25 Agua El Salvador  0.2
14-Oct-2014 04:29:52 Conchaguita El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 04:27:82 La Periquera El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:07:78 Loma Alegre Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:05:99 Masachapa Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:17:84 Huiste Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 Boquita Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 Casares Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 04:27:82 Balneario El Espino El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:57:18 Puerto Somoza Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:15:62 El Amparo Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 04:31:04 Hacienda La Chepona El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:09:47 San Jose Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:13:51 El Transito Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:13:51 El Tinco Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 Ahuchuetes Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:11:56 Fatima Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:09:42 Salinas Grandes Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:09:42 Salamina Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:59:85 Aposentillo Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:15:58 Linda Vista Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:15:58 Puerto el Barquito Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:05:61 Candelaria Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:09:47 El Zapote Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:37:18 El Ajustillo Honduras  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:37:18 Puerto Grande Honduras  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:01:13 El Carmen Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:11:67 San Juan Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 El Sunzal El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 La Libertad El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 San Diego El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:15:58 El Volcancillo Honduras  0.1
14-Oct-2014 04:59:66 Poneloya Nicaragua  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:05:61 Potrero Costa Rica  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 Cangrejera El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 05:13:09 Canton Pimiental El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:19:62 Hacienda Taquillo El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:23:93 Nacascolo Costa Rica  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:23:93 Iguanita Costa Rica  0.1
14-Oct-2014 04:31:04 Corral de Mulas El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 07:15:62 El Nispero El Salvador  0.1
14-Oct-2014 06:03:25 Murucagua Honduras  0.1

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Initial conditions

Title: ""M7.3 67km WSW of Jiquilillo. Nicaragua""

Fault parameters

  • Length: 70 km
  • Width: 19 km
  • Magnitude: 7.3 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1.9 m
  • Strike: 300 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 67 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 40 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -94.047, 6.576, -82.047, 18.576
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:1 minutes

Sea Level

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