sábado, 17 de junio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:11.47km) in Costa Rica at 6/17/2017 3:00:37 PM

Green Earthquake in Costa Rica


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:11.47km
  • 17 Jun 2017 15:00:37 UTC
  • 2721561 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 11.47 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 9.3259, -84.6588
  • Time (UTC): 17 Jun 2017 15:00:37
  • Time (ECT): 17 Jun 2017 17:00:37

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Costa Rica, Province of Puntarenas (population 384,746). The distance to the nearest coast is 25km. The nearest places are Esterillos Este (27km), Quina (30km), Pochotal (30km), Esterillo Este (31km), Bejuco (32km), and 151 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Quepos Managua (runway 3600ft, 59km), Tambor (59km), Chacarita (runway 4900ft, 73km), Palo Arco (runway 3200ft, 85km), Juan Santamaria International (runway 9800ft, 88km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Quepos (Puerto Quepos) (54km), Caldera (64km), Puntarenas (73km), and Dominical (92km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 260000 people 14
50 km 41000 people 5
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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