PAGER - M 6.5 - COSTA RICA

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?Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 00:45:32 UTC (18:45:32 local)Location: 10.1° N, 85.3° WDepth: 17kmEvent Id: USB000DC6XAlert Version: 6Created: 2 weeks, 0 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 Costa Rica. 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)
 
50
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
32
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
15
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
3
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)
 
10
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
26
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
35
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
22
1 to 10 billion (RED)
 
6
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---*5,659k*3,664k322k54k13k2k00
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
2004-04-071795.4VI (3k)0
1993-07-101875.8VIII (893)1
1991-04-222487.6VII (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
VIINandayure2k
VIHojancha2k
VINicoya15k
VPuntarenas36k
VChacarita26k
VSamara1k
IVSan Jose335k
IIIManagua973k
IIIMasaya130k
IIILeon145k
IIIDavid83k

(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
361996-03-03
14:55 UTC
6.611.73° N, 86.87° W
24km
NIVII (94 k)00
371996-03-03
16:37 UTC
6.711.97° N, 86.73° W
28km
NIVIII (46 k)00
381996-08-28
17:16 UTC
5.99.43° N, 84.23° W
29km
CRVIII (3 k)00
391996-09-04
19:06 UTC
6.29.42° N, 84.2° W
18km
CRIX (16)00
401996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
411997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
421998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
431998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
441998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
451999-08-20
10:02 UTC
6.99.3° N, 84.05° W
19km
CRIX (9 k)00
461999-08-21
10:49 UTC
5.89.08° N, 83.97° W
34km
CRVII (258)00
472000-02-20
08:27 UTC
5.69.03° N, 84.04° W
28km
CRVI (19 k)00
482000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
492000-07-21
01:53 UTC
6.49.33° N, 85.31° W
17km
CRVI (7 k)00
502000-08-13
07:04 UTC
5.412.05° N, 82.85° W
12km
NIV (6 k)00
512001-08-25
02:02 UTC
67.6° N, 82.76° W
16km
PAV (213 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
VIINandayure2k
VIHojancha2k
VINicoya15k
VPuntarenas36k
VChacarita26k
VSamara1k
VBelen3k
VLiberia45k
VBagaces4k
VSanta Cruz12k
VPaquera2k
VCanas20k
VEsparza16k
IVTilaran7k
IVJuntas5k
IVSardinal3k
IVMiramar7k
IVLa Cruz4k
IVFortuna2k
IVEsquipulas2k
IVUpala4k
IVSantiago2k
IVNaranjo12k
IVAtenas7k
IVSan Juan8k
IVOrotina6k
IVSan Jose31k
IVJaco4k
IVDesamparados14k
IVSan Rafael4k
IVPocosol3k
IVFortuna3k
IVSan Ramon11k
IVSan Rafael18k
IVBijagua1k
IVLos Chiles3k
IVCarrillos4k
IVSabanilla1k
IVQuesada27k
IVZarcero4k
IVSanto Domingo6k
IVParrita4k
IVCardenas1k
IVAlajuela47k
IVSantiago8k
IVRio Segundo10k
IVCurridabat35k
IVSan Rafael Abajo27k
IVSan Jose335k
IVRoxana2k
IVPital2k
IVColima16k
IVSan Carlos13k
IVSan Miguelito4k
IVIpis27k
IVBatan5k
IVSan Jorge7k
IVRivas30k
IVTejar22k
IVColon10k
IVBuenos Aires2k
IVSan Antonio11k
IVTola3k
IVMatina2k
IVLa Asuncion4k
IVAngeles1k
IVMorrito1k
IVTres Rios10k
IVSan Rafael9k
IVSan Josecito12k
IVSan Diego17k
IVGranadilla13k
IVSabanilla13k
IVPurral30k
IVPatarra24k
IVSan Vicente34k
IVSanta Ana8k
IVLlorente7k
IVConcepcion14k
IVSan Vicente de Moravia34k
IVSan Juan del Sur8k
IVMercedes26k
IVSan Pablo22k
IVSan Francisco56k
IVSalitral3k
IVGuadalupe26k
IVSan Ignacio3k
IVHeredia22k
IVCalle Blancos21k
IVSan Juan26k
IVGuapiles19k
IVEl Almendro3k
IVSan Rafael25k
IVPalmichal2k
IVSan Pedro27k
IVQuepos8k
IVEscazu12k
IVNueva Guinea53k
IVNandaime21k
IVSan Rafael Arriba15k
IVSan Juan de Dios15k
IVCartago27k
IVAserri26k
IIISan Felipe25k
IIIAlajuelita14k
IIIMoyogalpa4k
IIISan Miguel29k
IIIAltagracia3k
IIITurrialba29k
IIIPacayas2k
IIIPotosi5k
IIIBelen5k
IIISalitrillos6k
IIIDaniel Flores10k
IIICot7k
IIIGranada89k
IIIParaiso40k
IIIVilla Sandino8k
IIINiquinohomo8k
IIILa Suiza2k
IIIJuigalpa55k
IIIGuacimo7k
IIICiudad Cortes4k
IIINindiri7k
IIIPuerto Limon63k
IIISan Rafael del Sur30k
IIISan Marcos4k
IIIPejibaye2k
IIITisma5k
IIIMuelle de los Bueyes4k
IIILa Libertad3k
IIITucurrique3k
IIITobosi4k
IIIPocora5k
IIITipitapa127k
IIICarlos Fonseca Amador5k
IIIOrosi4k
IIIManagua973k
IIICamoapa17k
IIICiudad Sandino70k
IIIRama20k
IIIMercedes5k
IIITeustepe4k
IIISanta Teresa6k
IIIAcoyapa11k
IIIBuenos Aires12k
IIILa Paz de Oriente2k
IIIDiriomo10k
IIIBluefields44k
IIISiquirres18k
IIISan Isidro35k
IIIDiria4k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIISan Juan de Oriente2k
IIINagarote26k
IIIJinotepe30k
IIIDolores7k
IIIDiriamba35k
IIICatarina2k
IIINandasmo7k
IIIMasatepe21k
IIIEl Rosario3k
IIISan Marcos23k
IIIMasaya130k
IIILa Concepcion7k
IIILa Paz Centro23k
IIIEl Ayote5k
IIITicuantepe13k
IIIMuy Muy5k
IIISixaola2k
IIIEl Crucero16k
IIIGuabito6k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIIMatiguas11k
IIICuapa2k
IIIMonte Lirio3k
IIILeon145k
IIIComalapa1k
IIIChanguinola23k
IIITelica9k
IIIQuezalguaque2k
IIILarreynaga8k
IIINuevo Amanecer1k
IIIProgreso2k
IIISan Lorenzo9k
IIIPosoltega6k
IIIFinca Corredor1k
IIIAserrio de Gariche2k
IIIAlmirante8k
IIICorinto19k
IIIChichigalpa33k
IIIPuerto Armuelles19k
IIILa Esperanza2k
IIIEl Realejo6k
IIIBoaco29k
IIIDivala2k
IIIFinca Blanco Numero Uno2k
IIIBugaba3k
IIISanta Lucia2k
IIIChinandega126k
IIIEl Viejo54k
IIITijera1k
IIIPunta de Burica1k
IIIAlanje1k
IIISan Jose de los Remates2k
IIILos Anastacios1k
IIIGuarumal2k
IIILos Algarrobos2k
IIIDavid83k
IIIValle San Francisco2k
IIIPuerto Morazan8k
IIIPedregal16k
IIIMata del Nance1k
IIILas Lomas12k
IIIEl Quiteno1k
IIIBarranco1k
IIISomotillo15k
IIIGualaca3k
IIIChiriqui2k
IIITerrabona2k
IIISan Dionisio4k
IIIBocana de Paiwas8k
IIILaguna de Perlas7k
IIICiudad Dario13k
IIIPlaza de Caisan1k
IIIRio Blanco17k
IIILa Jicaral1k
IIICanoas5k
IIISan Ramon3k
IIIMatagalpa109k
IIISanta Rosa del Penon3k
IIISan Andres1k
IIIVolcan11k
IIIGomez1k
IIISiogui Arriba1k
IIISanto Domingo1k
IIISanta Marta2k
IIIEl Sauce12k
IIICorn Island8k
IIISortova2k
IIISiogui Abajo3k
IIIPotrerillos Arriba1k
IIILa Concepcion17k
IIIPotrerillos Abajo1k
IIIPalmira1k
IIIBoquete6k
IIIBoqueron1k
IIIPueblo Nuevo1k
IIIDolega2k
IIICorredor7k
IIICerro Punta3k
IIIRio Sereno2k
IIISan Vito4k
IIIGolfito7k

(k = x1,000)


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