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M 6.5 in Costa Rica on 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

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Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 6.5 M
  • Depth: 19.79 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000bmhe
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 9.5264, -84.5054
  • Time (UTC): 13 Nov 2017 02:28:24
  • Time (ECT): 13 Nov 2017 03:28:24
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.7 (CRI)

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1187318 0.85

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1187318
0.85 realtime 2017-11-13 03:35:00 3.4 million 0
  Earthquake 204790
0.85 realtime 2017-11-13 03:35:31 3.4 million 20 thousand 0
  Tsunami 28406
0.26 realtime 2017-11-13 04:48:06 No people affected No people affected 0.26
  28405
0.76 scenario 2017-11-13 03:35:00 No people affected No people affected 0.76
Close
13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:06 GEOFON GEOFON
1187319 0.81

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1187319
0.81 realtime 2017-11-13 03:36:05 3.3 million 0
  Earthquake 204791
0.81 realtime 2017-11-13 03:36:27 3.3 million 20 thousand 0
  Tsunami 28408
0.26 realtime 2017-11-13 04:48:07 No people affected No people affected 0.26
  28407
0.76 scenario 2017-11-13 03:36:05 No people affected No people affected 0.76
Close
13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.3 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:07 PTWC PTWC
1187320 0.89

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1187320
0.89 realtime 2017-11-13 03:37:04 3.4 million 0
  Earthquake 204792
0.89 realtime 2017-11-13 03:37:24 3.4 million 20 thousand 0
  Tsunami 28410
0.26 realtime 2017-11-13 04:48:10 No people affected No people affected 0.26
  28409
0.76 scenario 2017-11-13 03:37:04 No people affected No people affected 0.76
Close
13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:08 NTWC NTWC    
1187329 0.05

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1187329
0.05 realtime 2017-11-13 03:46:06 No people affected 0.05
  Earthquake 204794
0.61 realtime 2017-11-13 03:46:17 3.4 million 30 thousand 0
  Shakemap 3
0.01 realtime 2017-11-13 05:54:11 9 thousand 9 thousand 0
  Tsunami 28424
0.05 realtime 2017-11-13 05:21:00 No people affected No people affected 0.05
  28423
0.22 scenario 2017-11-13 03:46:06 No people affected No people affected 0.22
Close
13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.5M, 19.79km 6.47 3.4 million 0.1m (at 01:12) 00:17 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 3.4 million people
75 km 2.8 million people
50 km 160000 people
20 km 29000 people
10 km 10000 people
5 km 1100 people
2 km <1000 people

The earthquake happened in Costa Rica , Province of Puntarenas (population 384,746) . The nearest places are Esterillos Este, Quina, Esterillo Este, San Julián, Bejuco, Chires, San Isidro, Angostura, Gamalotillo, Pericos, and Robles.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Puntarenas Costa Rica 380000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 1.2 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Esterillos Este Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 0 km
Quina Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 5 km
Esterillo Este Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 6 km
San Julián Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 6 km
Bejuco Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 8 km
Chires Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 9 km
San Isidro San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 10 km
Angostura San José Costa Rica Village6 - 11 km
Gamalotillo San José Costa Rica Village6 - 11 km
Pericos San José Costa Rica Village6 - 12 km
Guapinol Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 12 km
Loma Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 13 km
Alto Espavel San José Costa Rica Village6 - 14 km
Finca la Palma Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 14 km
Finca Flor Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 15 km
Pochotal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 15 km
Gloria San José Costa Rica Village6 - 15 km
Fila Negra Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 15 km
Ángeles San José Costa Rica Village6 - 15 km
Alto Gloria San José Costa Rica Village6 - 17 km
Rio Negro San José Costa Rica Village6 - 17 km
Mesas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 17 km
Guarumalito San José Costa Rica Village6 - 18 km
Finca Tigre Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 19 km
Guarumal San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 19 km
Julieta Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 19 km
San Miguel San José Costa Rica Village6 - 19 km
Venado San José Costa Rica Village6 - 20 km
Pueblo Nuevo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 20 km
San Vicente San José Costa Rica Village6 - 20 km
Las Delicias San José Costa Rica Village5 - 20 km
Chirraca Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 20 km
Herradura Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 21 km
Parrita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 3400 people 21 km
Sardinal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 21 km
Lajas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 21 km
Fila Aguacate San José Costa Rica Village6 - 21 km
Mastatal San José Costa Rica Village6 - 22 km
Santa Rosa San José Costa Rica Village6 - 22 km
Finca Palo Seco Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 23 km
Finca Nicoya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 23 km
Playón Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 23 km
Sardinal Sur Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
San Gerardo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
Surubres Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
Las Lajas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
Carmona San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 25 km
Rey San José Costa Rica Village6 - 25 km
Lanas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 26 km
Alto Concepción San José Costa Rica Village6 - 26 km
Vara Blanca San José Costa Rica Village6 - 27 km
Tulín San José Costa Rica Village6 - 27 km
Horvenir Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 28 km
Quivel San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 28 km
Carara Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Camaronal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 29 km
Túfares San José Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Porvenir Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Vegas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Salitrales San José Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Caspirola San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 30 km
Bajo Perez San José Costa Rica Village6 - 30 km
Bajo Quesada San José Costa Rica Village6 - 30 km
Pital San José Costa Rica Village5 - 31 km
Bocana San José Costa Rica Village6 - 31 km
Sabanas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
Damas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
Jilgueral San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
Colorado San José Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
El Plomo San José Costa Rica Village6 - 33 km
Teruel San José Costa Rica Village6 - 33 km
Capulín Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 33 km
San Antonio Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
Ríos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
Carmen San José Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
Llano Hermoso San José Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
Candelarita San José Costa Rica Village6 - 35 km
San Rafael Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 36 km
Sabanillas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 36 km
San Luis San José Costa Rica Village6 - 36 km
Florecilla San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
La Floreilla San José Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
Pedernal San José Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
Paquita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
Canitas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
Bajo Palma San José Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
San Francisco San José Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Breñón San José Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Cerbatana San José Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Bajo le Palma San José Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Tejar San José Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
La Pita San José Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Pozos San José Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Alto el Aguacate San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Altos Aguacate San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Coyolar San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
San Juan San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
San Pedro San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Naranjal San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Bajamar Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 39 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Quepos Managua 32 Civ. Paved No 3600 42 km
Chacarita 2 Civ. Paved No 4900 59 km
Tambor TMU unknown 0 61 km
Juan Santamaria International SJO 921 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 61 km
Tobias Bolanos International SYQ 994 Civ. Paved No 3200 62 km
Palo Arco 100 Civ. Paved No 3200 87 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Quepos (Puerto Quepos) CRXQP Costa Rica 39 km
Caldera CRCAL Costa Rica 48 km
Puntarenas CRPAS Costa Rica 61 km
Dominical Costa Rica 82 km
Hydro-dams
Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Cachi Reventazon 1966 84 km

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