PAGER - M 6.3 - OFFSHORE CARABOBO, VENEZUELA

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?Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at 20:06:24 UTC (15:36:24 local)Location: 10.7° N, 68° WDepth: 10kmEvent Id: US2009LLB2Alert Version: 1Created: 53 weeks, 5 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Venezuela. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response. Green alert level for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
90
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
9
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: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
39
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
35
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
20
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
5
1 to 10 billion (RED)1
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 Exposure---*---*8,253k7,468k312k0000
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 vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and mud wall construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1975-04-052016.3VIII (50k)3
1976-02-152095.7VIII (1k)0
2006-08-043065.2VII (3)0

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VIPuerto Cabello174k
VIMoron44k
VMariara105k
VGuacara152k
VSan Joaquin42k
VTacarigua39k
VValencia1,385k
VCaracas1,816k
IVWillemstad125k
IVBarquisimeto809k
IVOranjestad30k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11975-04-05
09:34 UTC
6.310.07° N, 69.67° W
23km
VEVIII (50 k)33
21976-02-15
15:26 UTC
5.79.95° N, 69.69° W
13km
VEVIII (1 k)00
31977-12-11
16:22 UTC
5.59.5° N, 69.56° W
10km
VEVII (21)00
41986-07-18
17:22 UTC
5.410.74° N, 69.42° W
8km
VEVII (1 k)01
51988-07-12
09:55 UTC
5.29.84° N, 71.31° W
23km
VEVII (3 k)00
61989-04-30
08:22 UTC
5.911.02° N, 68.27° W
20km
VEVIII (190)00
71991-08-17
06:18 UTC
5.510° N, 69.98° W
14km
VEVII (3 k)00
81995-12-29
13:01 UTC
5.79.96° N, 70.12° W
10km
VEVIII (146)00
91999-03-30
09:59 UTC
5.710.72° N, 70.4° W
11km
VEVIII (111)00
101999-12-02
01:33 UTC
5.510.8° N, 70.39° W
15km
VEVII (597)00
112006-08-04
13:41 UTC
5.29.97° N, 70.65° W
14km
VEVII (3)00
MMICityPopulation
VIPuerto Cabello174k
VIMoron44k
VMariara105k
VGuacara152k
VSan Joaquin42k
VTacarigua39k
VValencia1,385k
VGuigue72k
VEl Limon148k
VTurmero345k
VPalo Negro129k
VSan Mateo50k
VCagua119k
VTinaquillo82k
VCatia La Mar107k
VLa Victoria87k
VVilla de Cura77k
VMaiquetia53k
VLa Guaira25k
VSan Felipe77k
VNirgua30k
VLas Tejerias33k
VPetare365k
VEl Hatillo58k
VBaruta244k
VEl Cafetal80k
VChivacoa46k
VCarrizal41k
VCaracas1,816k
VSan Juan de los Morros88k
IVSan Antonio de Los Altos64k
IVCaraballeda38k
IVOcumare del Tuy166k
IVLos Dos Caminos58k
IVChacao65k
IVCharallave129k
IVKralendijk3k
IVDorp Tera Kora1k
IVSan Carlos77k
IVCaucaguito53k
IVLa Dolorita57k
IVLos Rastrojos35k
IVCua183k
IVDorp Rincon2k
IVYaritagua90k
IVNewport2k
IVSanta Teresa279k
IVGuarenas182k
IVWillemstad125k
IVAraure73k
IVAcarigua144k
IVGuatire192k
IVSint Michiel Liber5k
IVVilla Bruzual28k
IVAltagracia de Orituco40k
IVDorp Antriol3k
IVQuibor42k
IVCalabozo117k
IVBarquisimeto809k
IVDorp Soto2k
IVBarber2k
IVCarora94k
IVCoro195k
IVPunta Cardon59k
IVPunto Fijo132k
IVEl Tocuyo53k
IVValle de La Pascua89k
IVAngochi29k
IVOranjestad30k
IVBabijn41k
IVArasji15k
IVSan Fernando Apure79k
IVZaraza41k
IVGuanare112k
IVAlto Barinas284k
IVTrujillo38k
IVValera94k
IVBarinitas34k

(k = x1,000)


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