PAGER - M 4.1 - 12.9 km (8.0 mi) NNW of Kettleman City, 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?Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 13:23:48 UTC (06:23:48 local)Location: 36.1° N, 120° WDepth: 10kmEvent Id: NC71839170Alert Version: 21Created: 21 hours, 24 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 Exposure2,048k*216k1k000000
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 highly resistant to earthquake shaking, though some vulnerable structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1984-11-261715.1V (17k)0
2003-12-221116.6VII (213)2
1989-10-181926.9IX (3k)62

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
IIIKettleman City2k
IIIHuron7k
IIIAvenal17k
IIIStratford1k
IILemoore23k
IICoalinga16k
IVisalia107k
ITulare50k
IFresno465k
IBakersfield291k
IClovis86k

(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
21975-08-01
20:20 UTC
5.839.5° N, 121.4° W
6km
USVIII (3 k)00
31978-08-13
22:54 UTC
5.834.39° N, 119.64° W
8km
USVIII (40 k)00
41978-10-04
16:42 UTC
5.437.39° N, 118.69° W
8km
USVI (598)00
51979-03-15
21:07 UTC
5.534.2° N, 116.53° W
15km
USVII (744)00
61979-08-06
17:05 UTC
5.737.07° N, 121.6° W
8km
USVIII (152)00
71980-01-24
19:00 UTC
5.837.71° N, 121.73° W
15km
USVII (31 k)11
81980-01-27
02:33 UTC
5.837.74° N, 121.74° W
15km
USVI (371 k)00
91980-05-25
16:33 UTC
6.237.53° N, 118.83° W
11km
USIX (72)00landslide
101980-05-25
16:49 UTC
5.937.55° N, 119.02° W
3km
USVIII (16)00
111980-05-25
19:44 UTC
5.937.38° N, 118.84° W
4km
USVII (2)00landslide
121980-05-25
20:35 UTC
5.937.44° N, 118.96° W
2km
USVI (6 k)00
131980-05-25
20:59 UTC
5.537.59° N, 118.83° W
10km
USVII (660)00
141980-05-26
12:24 UTC
5.637.58° N, 118.9° W
2km
USVII (2 k)00
151980-05-26
18:57 UTC
5.737.56° N, 118.9° W
6km
USVII (2 k)00
161980-05-27
14:50 UTC
5.937.42° N, 118.8° W
1km
USVIII (3)00
171981-09-04
15:50 UTC
5.833.9° N, 119.03° W
15km
USVI (13 k)00
181981-09-30
11:53 UTC
5.637.55° N, 118.8° W
15km
USVII (591)00
191983-05-02
23:42 UTC
6.336.22° N, 120.3° W
10km
USIX (29)00
201983-05-02
23:46 UTC
5.736.23° N, 120.29° W
8km
USVIII (1 k)00
211983-07-09
07:40 UTC
5.136.17° N, 120.37° W
1km
USVII (10 k)00
221983-07-22
02:39 UTC
5.736.2° N, 120.34° W
7km
USVII (1 k)00
231984-04-24
21:15 UTC
6.237.31° N, 121.71° W
9km
USIX (1)00
241984-11-23
18:08 UTC
5.837.34° N, 118.51° W
15km
USVIII (8 k)00
251984-11-23
19:12 UTC
5.537.44° N, 118.64° W
0km
USVII (381)00
261984-11-26
16:21 UTC
5.137.29° N, 118.76° W
10km
USV (17 k)00landslide
271985-08-04
12:01 UTC
6.136.14° N, 120.11° W
15km
USIX (713)00
281986-01-26
19:20 UTC
5.436.75° N, 121.36° W
6km
USVII (2 k)00
291986-03-31
11:55 UTC
5.637.53° N, 121.59° W
6km
USVII (117)00
301986-07-08
09:20 UTC
633.97° N, 116.78° W
12km
USVIII (8 k)00landslide
311986-07-13
13:47 UTC
5.833.05° N, 117.85° W
2km
USV (9,528 k)01landslide
321986-07-20
14:29 UTC
5.837.5° N, 118.45° W
15km
USVIII (9)00
331986-07-21
14:42 UTC
6.237.5° N, 118.44° W
10km
USVIII (375)00
341986-07-21
14:51 UTC
5.737.5° N, 118.37° W
9km
USVIII (270)00
351986-07-21
22:07 UTC
5.437.64° N, 118.49° W
6km
USVII (15)00
361986-07-31
07:22 UTC
5.537.46° N, 118.4° W
15km
USVII (210)00
371987-10-01
14:42 UTC
5.934.06° N, 118.13° W
14km
USVIII (20 k)88
381987-10-04
10:59 UTC
5.234.02° N, 118.14° W
11km
USVII (453 k)01
391988-02-11
15:25 UTC
4.834.08° N, 118.05° W
12km
USVII (11 k)01
401988-06-27
18:43 UTC
5.737.13° N, 121.88° W
13km
USVIII (6)00
411988-12-03
11:38 UTC
534.15° N, 118.13° W
13km
USVI (1,090 k)00
421989-01-19
06:53 UTC
5.233.91° N, 118.7° W
9km
USVI (14 k)00
431989-08-08
08:13 UTC
5.437.13° N, 121.93° W
15km
USVII (4 k)11
441989-10-18
00:04 UTC
6.937.11° N, 121.77° W
11km
USIX (3 k)6263landslide, tsunami
451990-02-28
23:43 UTC
5.734.14° N, 117.75° W
3km
USVIII (12 k)00
461991-06-28
14:43 UTC
5.634.24° N, 118.01° W
11km
USVII (8 k)11
471992-06-28
11:57 UTC
7.334.18° N, 116.53° W
11km
USIX (2 k)11
481992-06-28
15:05 UTC
6.534.29° N, 116.82° W
12km
USIX (2 k)00landslide
491992-06-29
10:14 UTC
5.736.77° N, 116.32° W
11km
USVIII (127)00
501992-07-11
18:14 UTC
5.734.96° N, 118.19° W
15km
USVIII (568)00
511992-11-27
16:00 UTC
5.634.23° N, 117.01° W
5km
USVII (4 k)00
521993-05-17
23:20 UTC
6.137.15° N, 117.82° W
10km
USVIII (6)00
531994-01-17
12:30 UTC
6.734.16° N, 118.58° W
11km
USIX (181 k)3333landslide, liquefaction
541994-01-17
23:33 UTC
5.834.27° N, 118.79° W
8km
USVIII (70 k)00
551994-01-18
00:43 UTC
5.534.26° N, 118.89° W
17km
USVII (97 k)00
561994-09-12
12:23 UTC
5.938.86° N, 119.71° W
5km
USVIII (14 k)00
571995-09-20
23:27 UTC
5.535.63° N, 117.73° W
15km
USVIII (852)00
581995-12-28
18:27 UTC
5.538.78° N, 119.55° W
5km
USVII (2 k)00
591998-08-12
14:10 UTC
5.236.68° N, 121.53° W
9km
USVII (1 k)00
601999-05-15
13:22 UTC
5.537.45° N, 118.8° W
1km
USVII (4)00
611999-10-16
09:46 UTC
7.134.52° N, 116.44° W
5km
USIX (17 k)00
621999-10-16
09:59 UTC
5.834.56° N, 116.79° W
9km
USVIII (19)00
631999-10-16
12:57 UTC
5.734.27° N, 116.23° W
12km
USVIII (201)00
642000-09-03
08:36 UTC
538.38° N, 122.41° W
10km
USVI (77 k)00
652003-12-22
19:15 UTC
6.635.62° N, 121.07° W
16km
USVII (213)22landslide, liquefaction
662004-09-28
17:15 UTC
635.75° N, 120.32° W
5km
USVII (160)00
672005-06-16
20:53 UTC
4.933.95° N, 117.05° W
18km
USVI (63 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IIIKettleman City2k
IIIHuron7k
IIIAvenal17k
IIIStratford1k
IILemoore23k
IICoalinga16k
IIArmona3k
IIRiverdale3k
IIHome Garden2k
IIHanford48k
IICorcoran23k
IIRichgrove3k
IILucerne3k
IIFarmersville10k
IIIvanhoe5k
ILaton1k
IVisalia107k
IExeter10k
ITerra Bella4k
ICaruthers2k
ITulare50k
IAtascadero27k
IBakersfield291k
IBiola1k
IButtonwillow1k
ICambria7k
ICayucos3k
IClovis86k
ICutler5k
IDelano45k
IDinuba19k
IEarlimart7k
IEast Porterville7k
IEaston2k
IFirebaugh7k
IFowler5k
IFresno465k
IGoshen3k
IGreenfield13k
IKerman11k
IKing City11k
IKingsburg11k
ILake Nacimiento3k
ILindsay11k
ILondon2k
ILost Hills2k
IMcFarland10k
IMendota9k
IMorro Bay10k
IOildale29k
IOrange Cove10k
IOrosi9k
IParksdale3k
IParkwood2k
IParlier13k
IPaso Robles27k
IPixley3k
IPorterville45k
IReedley22k
IRosedale11k
ISan Joaquin4k
ISan Miguel2k
ISanger21k
ISelma22k
IShafter14k
IShandon1k
ISpringville1k
ISquaw Valley3k
IStrathmore3k
ITempleton6k
ITipton2k
IWoodlake7k
IWoodville2k
IThree Rivers2k
IWasco23k

(k = x1,000)


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