PAGER - M 6.6 - OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: YELLOW

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 19:41:26 UTC (14:41:26 local)Location: 14.4° N, 92.4° WDepth: 24kmEvent Id: US2008YFBKAlert Version: 1Created: 101 weeks, 0 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past yellow alerts have required a local or regional level response. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Mexico.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
10
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
26
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
35
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
22
1 to 10 thousand (RED)
 
6
10 to 100 thousand (RED)1
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
8
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
24
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
35
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
24
1 to 10 billion (RED)
 
7
10 to 100 billion (RED)1
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*---*13,346k*4,173k504k78k300
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. The predominant vulnerable building types are mud wall and concrete/cinder block masonry construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1975-11-052765VII (515)1
1983-02-053505.7VII (83k)0
1993-09-10437.2VIII (6k)1

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

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VIISuchiate14k
VIIOcos9k
VIIPuerto Madero10k
VIILa Libertad4k
VICiudad Tecun Uman11k
VIPajapita8k
VITapachula198k
IVMixco473k
IVGuatemala City995k
IVVilla Nueva407k
IVTuxtla Gutierrez481k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-06-07
18:34 UTC
5.714.42° N, 91.72° W
32km
GTVII (150 k)00
21975-11-05
17:04 UTC
516.9° N, 92.82° W
12km
MXVII (515)11
31976-02-04
09:01 UTC
7.515.3° N, 89.15° W
13km
GTIX (80 k)2277822778tsunami
41976-02-04
09:30 UTC
5.414.81° N, 90.47° W
60km
GTV (2,086 k)00
51976-03-13
16:30 UTC
5.414.73° N, 91.01° W
15km
GTVII (43 k)44landslide
61977-09-10
10:21 UTC
5.513.96° N, 91.67° W
25km
GTVII (15 k)00
71978-02-22
06:07 UTC
6.314.27° N, 91.4° W
67km
GTVII (121 k)22
81978-07-29
14:37 UTC
4.914.76° N, 90.99° W
15km
GTVII (14 k)1717
91978-08-18
15:35 UTC
6.214.34° N, 91.47° W
83km
GTVI (453 k)00
101979-10-09
07:49 UTC
514.2° N, 90.33° W
15km
GTVII (7)00landslide
111979-10-27
14:35 UTC
6.813.83° N, 90.84° W
62km
GTVIII (18 k)77
121979-10-27
21:43 UTC
6.813.76° N, 90.72° W
64km
GTVIII (54 k)00
131982-04-06
15:49 UTC
5.814.22° N, 91.93° W
25km
GTVIII (102)00
141982-04-06
19:56 UTC
6.714.27° N, 92.02° W
45km
GTVII (340 k)00
151982-06-19
06:21 UTC
7.313.34° N, 89.31° W
73km
SVVIII (220 k)4343landslide
161982-09-29
05:50 UTC
5.614.49° N, 89.1° W
14km
HNVIII (5)33
171983-01-24
08:17 UTC
6.816.13° N, 95.24° W
49km
MXVIII (62 k)00
181983-01-24
13:04 UTC
5.516° N, 95.28° W
42km
MXVI (120 k)00
191983-02-05
23:41 UTC
5.715.98° N, 95.28° W
25km
MXVII (83 k)00
201983-02-22
09:36 UTC
5.616.07° N, 95.28° W
32km
MXVII (91 k)00
211983-12-02
03:09 UTC
714.06° N, 91.91° W
35km
GTVIII (78 k)00
221985-10-11
03:39 UTC
4.515.3° N, 90.86° W
5km
GTVI (14 k)00
231986-10-10
17:49 UTC
5.713.8° N, 89.16° W
11km
SVVIII (30 k)9501500landslide
241988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
251991-06-21
06:27 UTC
5.813.41° N, 89.64° W
71km
SVVI (14 k)01fire
261991-09-18
09:48 UTC
6.214.61° N, 90.93° W
11km
GTIX (9 k)2525landslide
271993-09-03
03:16 UTC
5.514.54° N, 92.68° W
23km
MXVI (68 k)00
281993-09-03
12:35 UTC
6.714.6° N, 92.78° W
27km
MXVIII (2)00
291993-09-10
19:12 UTC
7.214.76° N, 92.64° W
34km
MXVIII (6 k)11landslide
301993-09-19
14:10 UTC
6.414.31° N, 93.32° W
19km
MXV (836 k)00
311993-09-30
18:27 UTC
6.515.18° N, 94.85° W
25km
MXV (291 k)00
321995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
331996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
341997-08-24
00:59 UTC
5.613.39° N, 89.42° W
38km
SVVII (15 k)00
351998-01-10
08:20 UTC
6.614.45° N, 91.52° W
74km
GTVII (641 k)00landslide
361998-03-03
02:24 UTC
6.114.45° N, 91.35° W
44km
GTVII (443 k)00
371998-05-10
06:05 UTC
6.313.72° N, 90.81° W
25km
GTVII (39 k)00
381999-05-08
22:12 UTC
614.19° N, 91.9° W
40km
GTVII (239 k)00
391999-06-06
07:08 UTC
6.213.91° N, 90.75° W
35km
GTVII (251 k)00
402001-02-13
14:22 UTC
6.513.6° N, 89° W
11km
SVIX (608 k)315315landslide
412001-02-17
20:25 UTC
4.113.79° N, 89.11° W
10km
SVVI (5)11landslide
422001-08-10
05:43 UTC
5.414.17° N, 91.99° W
23km
GTVII (24 k)00
432002-10-11
14:41 UTC
5.515.5° N, 95.88° W
17km
MXV (125 k)00
442002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
452003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
462004-11-20
22:01 UTC
6.313.38° N, 90.14° W
41km
SVVII (160 k)00
472007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
482007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VIISuchiate14k
VIIOcos9k
VIIPuerto Madero10k
VIILa Libertad4k
VICiudad Tecun Uman11k
VIPajapita8k
VIMazatan6k
VIFrontera Hidalgo3k
VITapachula198k
VIChamperico8k
VIAlvaro Obregon5k
VMalacatan15k
VCatarina3k
VVeinte de Noviembre4k
VCoatepeque46k
VHuixtla29k
VTuxtla Chico7k
VCacahoatan14k
VEl Rodeo2k
VHuehuetan7k
VNuevo Progreso8k
VGenova4k
VFlores Costa Cuca12k
VVilla Comaltitlan8k
VSan Pablo14k
VEl Tumbador8k
VNuevo San Carlos19k
VLa Reforma5k
VEl Quetzal12k
VEl Asintal6k
VColomba19k
VSan Rafael Pie de La Cuesta4k
VSan Cristobal Cucho9k
VSanta Cruz Mulua3k
VSan Sebastian15k
VRetalhuleu37k
VSibinal2k
VAcapetagua6k
VTajumulco4k
VSan Marcos25k
VEsquipulas Palo Gordo2k
VSan Martin Sacatepequez4k
VSan Jose El Idolo2k
VSan Andres Villa Seca5k
VCuyotenango11k
VPueblo Nuevo Tiquisate18k
VTacana6k
VSan Pedro Sacatepequez40k
VSan Martin Zapotitlan4k
VSan Felipe9k
VSan Antonio Sacatepequez2k
VPueblo Nuevo3k
VPalestina de los Altos2k
VEl Palmar15k
VSan Miguel Siguila8k
VOstuncalco29k
VConcepcion Chiquirichapa8k
VCajola3k
VSan Jose Ojetenan1k
VEscuintla9k
VRio Bravo8k
VTejutla3k
VSibilia1k
VSanto Domingo Suchitepequez6k
VSan Lorenzo2k
VComitancillo20k
VSan Pablo Jocopilas20k
VSan Gabriel4k
VSan Francisco Zapotitlan14k
VSan Bernardino6k
VSamayac9k
VNueva Concepcion11k
VMazatenango44k
VIxchiguan2k
VZunilito3k
VMotozintla de Mendoza19k
VSan Mateo6k
VSan Francisco La Union1k
VLa Esperanza16k
VAcacoyagua6k
VSantiago Atitlan33k
VSan Carlos Sija7k
VSanta Cruz La Laguna1k
VSan Pedro La Laguna10k
VSan Pablo La Laguna6k
VSan Miguel Panan2k
VSan Marcos La Laguna3k
VSan Antonio Suchitepequez11k
VSanto Tomas La Union7k
VSan Miguel Ixtahuacan4k
VHuitan10k
VCabrican12k
VCuilco2k
VSanta Catarina Ixtahuacan15k
VConcepcion Tutuapa1k
VTotonicapan70k
VSanta Catarina Palopo3k
VSan Cristobal Totonicapan4k
VSan Antonio Palopo4k
VSan Andres Semetabaj3k
VPanajachel13k
VSan Francisco El Alto54k
VSan Andres Xecul12k
VSalcaja12k
VChicacao20k
VSan Bartolo1k
VSanta Maria Visitacion1k
VSanta Clara La Laguna5k
VSan Juan La Laguna5k
VMapastepec16k
VLa Gomera24k
VSanta Barbara13k
VNahuala28k
VMomostenango32k
VIxtahuacan4k
VColotenango2k
VChicomuselo5k
VZunil10k
VQuetzaltenango132k
VLa Libertad6k
VCantel26k
VAlmolonga12k
VSanta Lucia Utatlan1k
VSan Rafael Petzal2k
VMalacatancito2k
VSantiago Chimaltenango3k
VSan Pedro Necta4k
VFrontera Comalapa15k
VSanta Maria Chiquimula7k
VSan Juan Bautista3k
VPatulul14k
VAngel Albino Corzo9k
VSan Sebastian Huehuetenango1k
VSan Lucas Toliman15k
VLa Democracia5k
VHuehuetenango79k
VSan Juan Atitan2k
VPatzite1k
VSolola45k
VConcepcion3k
IVSan Antonio Ilotenango2k
IVSan Andres Itzapa19k
IVPochuta4k
IVParramos10k
IVMasagua10k
IVEl Tejar16k
IVChimaltenango82k
IVChiantla8k
IVTodos Santos Cuchumatan3k
IVSanta Lucia La Reforma1k
IVChichicastenango80k
IVSan Antonio Huista6k
IVJoyabaj13k
IVJacaltenango34k
IVAguacatan6k
IVSanta Cruz del Quiche24k
IVSan Pedro Jocopilas1k
IVPuerto San Jose19k
IVYepocapa9k
IVSanta Lucia Cotzumalguapa62k
IVSanta Ana Huista2k
IVConcepcion9k
IVNueva Palestina8k
IVPatzun19k
IVIztapa4k
IVChiche2k
IVTecpan Guatemala22k
IVSanta Apolonia2k
IVMixco473k
IVSan Miguel Acatan3k
IVZaragoza9k
IVSanta Cruz Balanya8k
IVPatzicia16k
IVComalapa21k
IVAcatenango7k
IVVilla Canales122k
IVSan Rafael La Independencia1k
IVSan Jose Poaquil6k
IVPetapa141k
IVNenton3k
IVChinique3k
IVPijijiapan15k
IVSan Bartolome Jocotenango2k
IVSan Juan Ixcoy3k
IVNebaj23k
IVGuatemala City995k
IVSoloma11k
IVSanta Eulalia5k
IVSan Luis Ixcan8k
IVSacapulas12k
IVEscuintla103k
IVAlotenango17k
IVSan Martin Jilotepeque10k
IVSanta Catarina Barahona3k
IVSan Miguel Duenas8k
IVSan Mateo Ixtatan13k
IVPalin31k
IVCunen8k
IVSan Juan Cotzal11k
IVSan Andres Sajcabaja2k
IVChajul12k
IVZacualpa9k
IVCanilla2k
IVSan Vicente Pacaya7k
IVBarillas14k
IVLa Trinitaria7k
IVTonala33k
IVSumpango21k
IVSanto Domingo Xenacoj9k
IVSantiago Sacatepequez24k
IVSan Pedro Sacatepequez14k
IVSan Lucas Sacatepequez18k
IVSan Juan Sacatepequez137k
IVSan Bartolome Milpas Altas6k
IVGuanagazapa3k
IVAmatitlan72k
IVPachalum2k
IVSan Pedro Buenavista8k
IVVilla Nueva407k
IVSocoltenango5k
IVParedon6k
IVComitan de Dominguez80k
IVUspantan5k
IVTres Picos5k
IVSanta Lucia Milpas Altas13k
IVSan Raimundo9k
IVMagdalena Milpas Altas6k
IVSanta Catarina Pinula68k
IVSanarate16k
IVVilla Corzo9k
IVTzimol4k
IVPueblo Nuevo Vinas4k
IVChinautla97k
IVChicaman2k
IVTaxisco7k
IVSan Pedro Ayampuc47k
IVChuarrancho7k
IVLas Margaritas16k
IVArriaga23k
IVCubulco10k
IVSanta Cruz Naranjo6k
IVSan Jose Pinula47k
IVFraijanes28k
IVEl Chol2k
IVVenustiano Carranza15k
IVNicolas Ruiz3k
IVSan Jose del Golfo5k
IVJalapa46k
IVRabinal11k
IVGuazacapan7k
IVChiquimulilla13k
IVSanta Rosa de Lima6k
IVPalencia19k
IVCuilapa16k
IVChisec17k
IVBarberena31k
IVSan Miguel Chicaj14k
IVSan Antonio La Paz8k
IVChahuite10k
IVNueva Santa Rosa10k
IVCasillas9k
IVTeopisca12k
IVChiapilla4k
IVAmatenango del Valle4k
IVSanta Maria Ixhuatan4k
IVSan Juan Tecuaco2k
IVAcala13k
IVSanta Cruz Verapaz6k
IVSan Cristobal Verapaz20k
IVPasaco2k
IVLanquin2k
IVTeculutan6k
IVTactic9k
IVSan Rafael Las Flores3k
IVSan Jose Acatempa6k
IVSan Jeronimo8k
IVOratorio10k
IVMataquescuintla8k
IVHuite3k
IVCoban53k
IVTotolapa4k
IVEl Zapotal4k
IVCristobal Obregon4k
IVAcajutla23k
IVMorazan3k
IVIpala5k
IVChanal6k
IVBenemerito de las Americas7k
IVSansare4k
IVSan Juan Chamelco12k
IVQuesada2k
IVPurulha5k
IVZinacantan4k
IVSuchiapa13k
IVSanto Domingo Zanatepec7k
IVSan Cristobal de Las Casas129k
IVMoyuta8k
IVGuastatoya13k
IVSan Francisco del Mar4k
IVIxhuatan6k
IVZacapa36k
IVTamahu1k
IVSan Pedro Carcha13k
IVEstanzuela9k
IVCopoya5k
IVChiapa de Corzo32k
IVJalpatagua10k
IVConguaco3k
IVTuxtla Gutierrez481k
IVMetapan19k
IVSan Agustin Acasaguastlan10k
IVLas Amilpas9k
IVIxtapa5k
IVTucuru5k
IVMonjas10k
IVJutiapa34k
IVOxchuc3k
IVEl Espinal8k
IVCancuc5k
IVAltamirano7k
IVSan Francisco Menendez1k
IVSan Cristobal Acasaguastlan2k
IVEl Jicaro4k
IVComapa1k
IVSoyalo3k
IVJiquipilas9k
IVBerriozabal21k
IVTenango5k
IVSanta Catarina Pantelho6k
IVNiltepec3k
IVTacuba5k
IVCiudad Arce10k
IVZapotitlan2k
IVYupiltepeque3k
IVSayaxche9k
IVSan Pedro Pinula3k
IVEl Progreso7k
IVEl Adelanto2k
IVSan Mateo del Mar5k
IVOcozocuautla32k
IVUsumatlan5k
IVCabanas5k
IVUnion Hidalgo13k
IVSan Fernando9k
IVBochil10k
IVConcepcion de Ataco8k
IVAhuachapan34k
IVSanta Maria de Jesus16k
IVSanta Catarina Mita11k
IVSan Manuel Chaparron3k
IVSan Luis Jilotepeque10k
IVSan Antonio Aguas Calientes8k
IVPastores10k
IVJocotenango18k
IVJerez4k
IVCiudad Vieja30k
IVAtescatempa12k
IVAsuncion Mita16k
IVAntigua Guatemala39k
IVSan Pedro Tapanatepec7k
IVOcosingo29k
IVEl Bosque4k
IVCintalapa de Figueroa33k
IVJujutla2k
IVJitotol3k
IVGuaymango2k
IVAtiquizaya9k
IVSenahu6k
IVLa Libertad9k
IVAgua Blanca3k
IVSalina Cruz74k
IVJuchitan de Zaragoza68k
IVPueblo Nuevo Sitala2k
IVNahuizalco7k
IVJuayua10k
IVPueblo Nuevo Solistahuacan8k
IVCopainala6k
IVAsuncion Ixtaltepec8k
IVSonzacate15k
IVSonsonate59k
IVSan Antonio del Monte9k
IVChalchuapa32k
IVCandelaria de La Frontera6k
IVCahabon5k
IVSanto Domingo Tehuantepec37k
IVSan Jeronimo Ixtepec23k
IVSan Jose La Arada2k
IVChiquimula42k
IVYajalon15k
IVSimojovel de Allende9k
IVComitancillo4k
IVChilon5k
IVIzalco19k
IVSan Francisco4k
IVRio Hondo6k
IVPanzos26k
IVTecpatan5k
IVTapilula6k
IVRayon5k
IVSanta Ana177k
IVSanta Ana10k
IVSan Jacinto2k
IVSan Benito31k
IVQuezaltepeque4k
IVPoptun17k
IVConcepcion Las Minas1k
IVPetalcingo6k
IVOcotepec4k
IVTexistepeque2k
IVSan Jose1k
IVSan Andres7k
IVFlores20k
IVSan Dionisio del Mar3k
IVEl Congo9k
IVCoatepeque6k
IVSan Juan Ermita2k
IVRincon Viejo9k
IVMatias Romero21k
IVIshuatan3k
IVArmenia15k
IVChahal7k
IVPalomares4k
IVMiguel Hidalgo5k
IVSan Luis7k
IVSanta Maria Petapa5k
IVDolores11k
IVSan Juan Guichicovi4k

(k = x1,000)


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