M 6.1 in Costa Rica on 12 May 2019 19:24 UTC
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: 6.1M
Depth: 19 Km
Lat/Lon: 8.6091 , -82.8387
Event Date: 12 May 2019 19:24 UTC
Exposed Population: 750000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003k3p
Inserted at: 13 May 2019 19:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4 (Panama)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Panama= 4; Costa Rica= 2.7

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.6 0.6
us70003k3p Scaled population (raster) 2.59  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.87  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1259990 0 12 May 2019 19:24 6.1M, 37.26km 5.425 840 thousand 00:21 NEIC
1259996 0.6 12 May 2019 19:24 6.1M, 19km 6.523 760 thousand 1d 00:07 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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
3200 people
150000 people
330000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1259990 8.692/-82.768 6.1 37.3 5.425 12 May 2019 19:45 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1259996 8.692/-82.768 6.1 37.3 5.425 12 May 2019 20:41 01:16 (new episode)
3 0 1259996 8.609/-82.839 6.1 19.0 6.114 12 May 2019 20:42 01:17 (upd of #2)
4 0 1259996 8.609/-82.839 6.1 19.0 5.964 12 May 2019 21:27 02:02 (upd of #3)
5 0.6 1259996 8.609/-82.839 6.1 19.0 6.523 13 May 2019 19:31 1d 00:07 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Puntarenas Costa Rica 61000 people
Chiriqui Panama 84000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 65000 people
Chiriqui Panama 260000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 21000 people
Chiriqui Panama 35000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 3900 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Capacho Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 8 km
Alto de Gariché Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 11 km
Neily Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 12 km
Cueta Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 13 km
La Cuesta Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 14 km
Plaza de Caisán Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 15 km
Divala Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 15 km
Italcancori Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 16 km
Mirador Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 16 km
Cerrón Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 17 km
Santo Domingo Chiriquí Panama Village5 1100 people 18 km
Progreso Chiriquí Panama Village5 2100 people 18 km
El Alto de Escárrea Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 21 km
Unión Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 23 km
La Esperanza Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 23 km
Davalá Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 26 km
San Bartolo Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 32 km
Puerto Armuelles Chiriquí Panama Village4 18000 people 37 km
Sereno Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 23 km
Sabalito Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 24 km
La Planta Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 25 km
Concepción Chiriquí Panama City - 26 km
Linda Vista Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 27 km
Florida Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 29 km
El Hato del Volcán Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 29 km
Sitio Lázaro Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 31 km
Boquerón Chiriquí Panama Village5 3100 people 32 km
Aguas Claras Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 32 km
Golfito Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 6600 people 36 km
Potrerillos Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 37 km
Guaria Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 38 km
Alanje Chiriquí Panama Village5 1300 people 38 km
Potrerillos Arriba Chiriquí Panama Village5 1000 people 40 km
Dolega Chiriquí Panama Village4 1600 people 46 km
David Chiriquí Panama Major city 82000 people 49 km
Caldera Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 50 km
Pedregal Chiriquí Panama Village5 16000 people 52 km
Quebrada Corotú Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 53 km
Silla de Pando Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 30 km
Cerro Punta Chiriquí Panama Village5 2900 people 39 km
Chumbaga Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 41 km
Sabanilla Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 45 km
Piedras Blancas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 48 km
Boquete Chiriquí Panama City 6000 people 48 km
Punto Jimenez Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 52 km
Maguey Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 53 km
Las Vueltas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 54 km
Potrero Grande Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 55 km
Paja de Sombrero Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 58 km
Tallo Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 59 km
Gualaca Chiriquí Panama Village5 2700 people 60 km
Puerto Real Bocas del Toro Panama Village5 - 61 km
Chiriquí Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 62 km
Venecia Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 63 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)
Coto 47 OTR 8 Civ. Paved No 3200
Puerto Armuelles 13 0
Finca 63 11 Civ. Paved No 3200
Las Tierras Altas 1524 0
San Vito de Java TOO 984 Civ. Paved No 3200
Golfito GLF 15 Civ. Paved No 4500
Enrique Malek International DAV 27 Civ. Paved Yes 5900
Puerto Jimenez PJM unknown 0
Gualaca 152 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Puerto Armuelles PAAML Panama
Golfito CRGLF Costa Rica
Pedregal PAPED Panama
Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica

More information

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