martes, 19 de junio de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Costa Rica on 6/19/2018 2:41:34 PM

M 4.5 in Costa Rica on 19 Jun 2018 14:41 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M4.5
  • Depth: 170.79 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 19 Jun 2018 14:41
  • Exposed Population: 1090000 people within 100km

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

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For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.


Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened inCosta Rica, Province of Alajuela (population 578,124). The nearest places are Finca Alexandra (2km), Chimurria Arriba (5km), Colonia Puntarenas (5km), El Achiote (6km), Santo Domingo (6km), and 263 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Upala (14km), Los Chiles (runway 4200ft, 36km), San Carlos (42km), Las Canas (45km), Tamarindo (60km), and 7 more. The nearest ports are Puntarenas (91km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 500000 people 28
50 km 210000 people 27
20 km 39000 people 31
10 km 4400 people 14



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