PAGER - M 4.3 - 21.4 km (13.3 mi) SSW of Ocotillo, CA

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 21:15:05 UTC (14:15:05 local)Location: 32.6° N, 116.1° WDepth: 7kmEvent Id: CI15200497Alert Version: 3Created: 2 hours, 34 minutes after earthquake.
Global Location

Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 9 (YELLOW)1
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)1
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure5,657k*153k*0000000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
2001-12-081225.7VIII (72)0
2002-02-22835.5VIII (8k)0
1980-06-091126.3IX (336)1

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and liquefaction that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IICalipatria8k
IIEl Centro38k
IIImperial10k
IIHoltville5k
IISalton City1k
IINiland1k
ITijuana1,376k
ISan Diego1,223k
IMexicali597k
IEnsenada257k
IChula Vista213k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-02-21
14:45 UTC
5.934.06° N, 119.05° W
6km
USVIII (4 k)00
21978-05-05
21:03 UTC
5.532.22° N, 115.32° W
5km
MXVIII (97)00
31978-08-13
22:54 UTC
5.834.39° N, 119.64° W
8km
USVIII (40 k)00
41979-03-15
21:07 UTC
5.534.2° N, 116.53° W
15km
USVII (744)00
51979-10-15
23:17 UTC
6.532.82° N, 115.64° W
9km
USIX (3 k)00
61979-10-16
05:49 UTC
5.633.02° N, 115.57° W
5km
USVIII (611)00
71979-10-16
06:19 UTC
5.132.73° N, 115.76° W
10km
USVII (77)00
81979-10-16
06:58 UTC
5.632.95° N, 115.62° W
10km
USVIII (287)00
91979-10-16
23:16 UTC
5.532.92° N, 115.55° W
4km
USVIII (40)00
101980-02-25
10:47 UTC
5.633.52° N, 116.55° W
6km
USVII (847)00
111980-06-09
03:28 UTC
6.332.27° N, 114.91° W
5km
MXIX (336)11
121981-04-26
12:09 UTC
5.933.12° N, 115.64° W
1km
USVIII (11)00
131981-09-04
15:50 UTC
5.833.9° N, 119.03° W
15km
USVI (13 k)00
141986-07-08
09:20 UTC
633.97° N, 116.78° W
12km
USVIII (8 k)00landslide
151986-07-13
13:47 UTC
5.833.05° N, 117.85° W
2km
USV (9,528 k)01landslide
161987-10-01
14:42 UTC
5.934.06° N, 118.13° W
14km
USVIII (20 k)88
171987-10-04
10:59 UTC
5.234.02° N, 118.14° W
11km
USVII (453 k)01
181987-11-24
01:54 UTC
633.22° N, 115.79° W
15km
USVIII (250)02
191987-11-24
13:15 UTC
6.533.07° N, 115.95° W
2km
USIX (599)00
201988-02-11
15:25 UTC
4.834.08° N, 118.05° W
12km
USVII (11 k)01
211988-12-03
11:38 UTC
534.15° N, 118.13° W
13km
USVI (1,090 k)00
221989-01-19
06:53 UTC
5.233.91° N, 118.7° W
9km
USVI (14 k)00
231990-02-28
23:43 UTC
5.734.14° N, 117.75° W
3km
USVIII (12 k)00
241991-06-28
14:43 UTC
5.634.24° N, 118.01° W
11km
USVII (8 k)11
251992-04-23
04:50 UTC
6.233.87° N, 116.52° W
4km
USVIII (16 k)00
261992-06-28
11:57 UTC
7.334.18° N, 116.53° W
11km
USIX (2 k)11
271992-06-28
15:05 UTC
6.534.29° N, 116.82° W
12km
USIX (2 k)00landslide
281992-06-29
16:01 UTC
5.533.82° N, 116.44° W
15km
USVIII (8 k)00
291992-07-11
18:14 UTC
5.734.96° N, 118.19° W
15km
USVIII (568)00
301992-11-27
16:00 UTC
5.634.23° N, 117.01° W
5km
USVII (4 k)00
311994-01-17
12:30 UTC
6.734.16° N, 118.58° W
11km
USIX (181 k)3333landslide, liquefaction
321994-01-17
23:33 UTC
5.834.27° N, 118.79° W
8km
USVIII (70 k)00
331994-01-18
00:43 UTC
5.534.26° N, 118.89° W
17km
USVII (97 k)00
341995-09-20
23:27 UTC
5.535.63° N, 117.73° W
15km
USVIII (852)00
351999-10-16
09:46 UTC
7.134.52° N, 116.44° W
5km
USIX (17 k)00
361999-10-16
09:59 UTC
5.834.56° N, 116.79° W
9km
USVIII (19)00
371999-10-16
12:57 UTC
5.734.27° N, 116.23° W
12km
USVIII (201)00
382001-12-08
23:36 UTC
5.732.05° N, 114.9° W
9km
MXVIII (72)00
392002-02-22
19:32 UTC
5.532.38° N, 115.19° W
9km
MXVIII (8 k)00
402005-06-16
20:53 UTC
4.933.95° N, 117.05° W
18km
USVI (63 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IICalipatria8k
IIEl Centro38k
IIImperial10k
IIHoltville5k
IISalton City1k
IINiland1k
IIHeber3k
IISeeley2k
IIWestmorland2k
IIBrawley22k
IICalexico36k
IEl Sauzal9k
ISpring Valley26k
IPrimo Tapia5k
IProgreso5k
IEstacion Coahuila8k
IAlberto Oviedo Mota8k
IGuadalupe Victoria18k
IDelta6k
ITijuana1,376k
ITecolots5k
ITecate58k
IRosarito66k
IMexicali597k
IManeadero18k
IEnsenada257k
IPuebla9k
IHermosillo6k
IAlpine15k
IBonita13k
IBonsall5k
IBorrego Springs3k
IBostonia16k
IChula Vista213k
ICoronado24k
ICrest3k
IDel Mar4k
IEl Cajon95k
IEncinitas58k
IEscondido137k
IFallbrook34k
IGranite Hills3k
IHarbison Canyon5k
IHidden Meadows4k
IImperial Beach27k
IJamul8k
IJulian2k
ILa Mesa54k
ILa Presa35k
ILake San Marcos4k
ILakeside19k
ILemon Grove25k
INational City62k
IPine Valley2k
IPoway48k
IRamona17k
IRancho San Diego28k
IRancho Santa Fe3k
ISan Diego1,223k
ISan Diego Country Estates11k
ISan Marcos70k
ISantee53k
ISolana Beach13k
IValley Center10k
IVista93k
IWinter Gardens21k

(k = x1,000)


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