PAGER - M 5.3 - COSTA RICA

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?Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 12:19:44 UTC (06:19:44 local)Location: 10.1° N, 85.5° WDepth: 26kmEvent Id: USB000D3SUAlert Version: 4Created: 4 weeks, 1 day after earthquake.
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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)
 
65
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
4
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)
 
65
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
4
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 Exposure---*4,917k*634k19k00000
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
2004-04-071955.4VI (3k)0
1993-07-102065.8VIII (893)1
1991-04-222677.6VII (213k)75

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
VNicoya15k
IVNandayure2k
IVHojancha2k
IVSanta Cruz12k
IVSamara1k
IVBelen3k
IIISan Jose335k
IIISan Francisco56k
IIINueva Guinea53k
IIIGranada89k
IIMasaya130k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-04-14
08:34 UTC
6.510.68° N, 84.86° W
31km
CRVIII (9 k)2626
21976-12-01
14:15 UTC
5.89.78° N, 84.76° W
44km
CRVII (10 k)00
31977-08-07
07:08 UTC
68.49° N, 82.79° W
25km
PAVIII (28 k)00
41978-08-23
00:38 UTC
6.910.22° N, 85.2° W
25km
CRVIII (65 k)00
51979-07-01
20:38 UTC
6.28.38° N, 82.85° W
29km
PAVIII (29 k)00
61979-08-24
04:26 UTC
6.48.93° N, 83.48° W
43km
CRVII (68 k)00
71982-08-17
18:24 UTC
5.89.52° N, 84.08° W
42km
CRVII (12 k)00
81983-04-03
02:50 UTC
7.48.72° N, 83.13° W
57km
CRVIII (22 k)11
91983-04-07
19:29 UTC
5.97.99° N, 82.7° W
26km
PAVI (4 k)00
101983-05-09
15:53 UTC
6.28.25° N, 82.93° W
40km
PAVII (92 k)00
111983-07-03
17:14 UTC
6.39.63° N, 83.69° W
14km
CRIX (447)22landslide
121983-09-23
23:44 UTC
5.68.39° N, 83.4° W
42km
CRVII (1)00
131983-10-12
03:39 UTC
68.06° N, 82.67° W
29km
PAVII (48 k)00
141984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
151985-12-16
02:44 UTC
6.111.72° N, 85.88° W
35km
NIVII (329 k)00landslide
161987-10-04
08:15 UTC
6.110.8° N, 85.93° W
41km
CRVII (1 k)00
171987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
181988-05-06
14:46 UTC
6.611.49° N, 85.91° W
87km
NIVII (70 k)00
191990-03-25
13:16 UTC
6.49.85° N, 84.77° W
33km
CRVIII (26 k)00
201990-03-25
13:22 UTC
7.39.94° N, 84.78° W
22km
CRVIII (716 k)00landslide
211990-04-03
22:57 UTC
6.811.43° N, 86.3° W
50km
NIVIII (1 k)00
221990-04-28
01:23 UTC
6.48.92° N, 83.48° W
26km
CRVIII (11 k)00
231990-07-23
05:27 UTC
5.59.49° N, 84.57° W
25km
CRVII (16 k)00
241990-12-22
17:27 UTC
5.99.98° N, 84.23° W
11km
CRVIII (188 k)11
251991-04-22
21:56 UTC
7.69.67° N, 83.07° W
13km
CRVII (213 k)7575landslide, liquefaction, tsunami
261991-04-24
19:13 UTC
6.19.77° N, 83.52° W
1km
CRVIII (2 k)00
271991-05-04
03:42 UTC
6.29.55° N, 82.44° W
6km
PAVIII (14 k)22liquefaction
281991-05-27
18:40 UTC
5.79.53° N, 82.62° W
38km
CRVII (47 k)00
291992-03-07
01:53 UTC
6.510.23° N, 84.3° W
79km
CRVII (8 k)01
301992-09-02
00:16 UTC
7.611.73° N, 87.39° W
40km
NIVII (593 k)0184tsunami
311992-09-13
10:53 UTC
5.511.52° N, 86.75° W
15km
NIV (578 k)00
321993-07-10
20:40 UTC
5.89.82° N, 83.61° W
16km
CRVIII (893)11landslide
331993-11-22
22:43 UTC
5.911.71° N, 86.09° W
112km
NIV (1,660 k)01
341994-03-12
23:00 UTC
5.611.86° N, 86.83° W
35km
NIVII (14)00
351994-10-31
22:59 UTC
5.68.99° N, 83.35° W
15km
CRVII (2 k)00
361995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
371996-03-03
14:55 UTC
6.611.73° N, 86.87° W
24km
NIVII (94 k)00
381996-03-03
16:37 UTC
6.711.97° N, 86.73° W
28km
NIVIII (46 k)00
391996-08-28
17:16 UTC
5.99.43° N, 84.23° W
29km
CRVIII (3 k)00
401996-09-04
19:06 UTC
6.29.42° N, 84.2° W
18km
CRIX (16)00
411996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
421997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
431998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
441998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
451998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
461999-08-20
10:02 UTC
6.99.3° N, 84.05° W
19km
CRIX (9 k)00
471999-08-21
10:49 UTC
5.89.08° N, 83.97° W
34km
CRVII (258)00
482000-02-20
08:27 UTC
5.69.03° N, 84.04° W
28km
CRVI (19 k)00
492000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
502000-07-21
01:53 UTC
6.49.33° N, 85.31° W
17km
CRVI (7 k)00
512000-08-13
07:04 UTC
5.412.05° N, 82.85° W
12km
NIV (6 k)00
522001-11-09
00:47 UTC
69.71° N, 82.25° W
17km
PAVI (10 k)00
532002-06-16
02:46 UTC
6.48.77° N, 83.92° W
14km
CRVII (125)00
542002-07-31
00:16 UTC
6.57.93° N, 82.78° W
20km
PAVIII (725)00
552002-08-03
02:39 UTC
5.88.23° N, 82.86° W
16km
PAVIII (23 k)00
562002-08-07
23:59 UTC
5.97.8° N, 82.86° W
6km
PAVI (504)00
572003-12-25
07:11 UTC
6.58.36° N, 82.84° W
34km
PAVIII (53 k)22
582004-01-07
10:42 UTC
5.58.38° N, 82.73° W
39km
PAVII (14 k)00
592004-02-04
11:59 UTC
6.18.35° N, 82.89° W
19km
PAIX (1 k)00
602004-03-02
03:47 UTC
6.211.65° N, 86.9° W
28km
NIVII (47 k)00
612004-04-07
20:23 UTC
5.49.1° N, 84.01° W
43km
CRVI (3 k)00
622004-04-29
00:57 UTC
6.210.72° N, 86.03° W
18km
CRVII (6)00
632004-10-09
21:26 UTC
6.911.4° N, 86.7° W
35km
NIVIII (7)00
642004-11-20
08:07 UTC
6.49.58° N, 84.13° W
16km
CRIX (478)88landslide
652005-06-30
21:26 UTC
5.98.42° N, 82.87° W
38km
PAVII (135 k)00
662005-07-02
02:16 UTC
6.611.27° N, 86.24° W
27km
NIVII (10 k)00
672005-08-03
11:03 UTC
6.311.27° N, 85.53° W
11km
NIVIII (3 k)00
682006-05-01
07:47 UTC
5.98.15° N, 82.88° W
13km
PAVIII (2 k)00
692006-05-01
09:13 UTC
5.58.12° N, 82.87° W
10km
PAVIII (38)00
702007-03-14
21:59 UTC
5.511.51° N, 86.59° W
35km
NIVI (34 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VNicoya15k
IVNandayure2k
IVHojancha2k
IVSanta Cruz12k
IVSamara1k
IVBelen3k
IVSardinal3k
IVBagaces4k
IVCanas20k
IVLiberia45k
IVPuntarenas36k
IVChacarita26k
IVPaquera2k
IVTilaran7k
IVJuntas5k
IVFortuna2k
IVEsquipulas2k
IVAtenas7k
IVNaranjo12k
IVSantiago2k
IVSan Juan8k
IIIUpala4k
IIICarrillos4k
IIISan Jose31k
IIIEsparza16k
IIIMiramar7k
IIISan Ramon11k
IIISan Rafael4k
IIILos Chiles3k
IIIFortuna3k
IIIOrotina6k
IIIBijagua1k
IIILa Cruz4k
IIIJaco4k
IIIParrita4k
IIICardenas1k
IIIPocosol3k
IIISan Juan del Sur8k
IIIDesamparados14k
IIIPital2k
IIISan Rafael18k
IIIRivas30k
IIIQuesada27k
IIIZarcero4k
IIISan Rafael Abajo27k
IIIQuepos8k
IIISan Jose335k
IIIAlajuela47k
IIISan Jorge7k
IIIBuenos Aires2k
IIISan Antonio11k
IIIRio Segundo10k
IIISan Miguelito4k
IIISantiago8k
IIILa Asuncion4k
IIILlorente7k
IIIPotosi5k
IIIBelen5k
IIISan Rafael25k
IIISan Francisco56k
IIIMercedes26k
IIIHeredia22k
IIIColon10k
IIISan Felipe25k
IIISabanilla1k
IIIAlajuelita14k
IIISan Pablo22k
IIISan Juan26k
IIIColima16k
IIISan Carlos13k
IIITola3k
IIITejar22k
IIISan Miguel29k
IIIGuadalupe26k
IIICalle Blancos21k
IIISan Vicente34k
IIISanta Ana8k
IIISan Pedro27k
IIIAngeles1k
IIISan Vicente de Moravia34k
IIIMorrito1k
IIISabanilla13k
IIIPurral30k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIICurridabat35k
IIIMoyogalpa4k
IIIGranadilla13k
IIIAltagracia3k
IIIEscazu12k
IIISan Rafael9k
IIISan Josecito12k
IIIEl Almendro3k
IIISan Rafael Arriba15k
IIISan Juan de Dios15k
IIISalitral3k
IIIRoxana2k
IIISan Ignacio3k
IIIPatarra24k
IIIPacayas2k
IIIIpis27k
IIINandaime21k
IIINueva Guinea53k
IIISan Diego17k
IIIPalmichal2k
IIIConcepcion14k
IIISan Marcos4k
IIISalitrillos6k
IIIOrosi4k
IIIAserri26k
IIIGuapiles19k
IIICartago27k
IIIGranada89k
IIINiquinohomo8k
IIITucurrique3k
IIITres Rios10k
IIITobosi4k
IIIParaiso40k
IIIGuacimo7k
IIIDaniel Flores10k
IIISanta Teresa6k
IIISan Rafael del Sur30k
IIIVilla Sandino8k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIILa Paz de Oriente2k
IIIDiriomo10k
IIIPocora5k
IIILa Suiza2k
IIIDiria4k
IIJinotepe30k
IISan Isidro35k
IISan Juan de Oriente2k
IIEl Rosario3k
IIDolores7k
IIDiriamba35k
IIAcoyapa11k
IICiudad Cortes4k
IIMasatepe21k
IISan Marcos23k
IITurrialba29k
IIPejibaye2k
IIMasaya130k
IILa Concepcion7k
IICarlos Fonseca Amador5k
IICot7k
IIMuelle de los Bueyes4k
IINindiri7k
IITicuantepe13k
IIMercedes5k
IIEl Crucero16k
IICatarina2k
IINandasmo7k
IISiquirres18k
IIBluefields44k

(k = x1,000)


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