PAGER - M 5.5 - OFF THE COAST OF GUATEMALA

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?Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 10:18:15 UTC (04:18:15 local)Location: 12.8° N, 90.6° WDepth: 8kmEvent Id: USB000FI8JAlert Version: 7Created: 2 weeks, 6 days 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)
 
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 Exposure---*12,616k*0000000
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.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1976-02-042235.4V (2m)0
1978-07-292204.9VII (14k)17
1976-02-043207.5IX (80k)22778

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
IIIAcajutla23k
IIIPuerto San Jose19k
IIIIztapa4k
IIILa Gomera24k
IIIMoyuta8k
IIIMasagua10k
IIISonsonate59k
IIIAhuachapan34k
IIIGuatemala City995k
IIIEscuintla103k
IIICuilapa16k

(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
21976-02-04
09:01 UTC
7.515.3° N, 89.15° W
13km
GTIX (80 k)2277822778tsunami
31976-02-04
09:30 UTC
5.414.81° N, 90.47° W
60km
GTV (2,086 k)00
41976-02-08
08:13 UTC
5.615.67° N, 88.52° W
4km
GTVII (41 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
131982-01-12
05:48 UTC
6.113.17° N, 87.54° W
8km
HNVIII (454)00
141982-04-06
15:49 UTC
5.814.22° N, 91.93° W
25km
GTVIII (102)00
151982-04-06
19:56 UTC
6.714.27° N, 92.02° W
45km
GTVII (340 k)00
161982-06-19
06:21 UTC
7.313.34° N, 89.31° W
73km
SVVIII (220 k)4343landslide
171982-09-29
05:50 UTC
5.614.49° N, 89.1° W
14km
HNVIII (5)33
181983-12-02
03:09 UTC
714.06° N, 91.91° W
35km
GTVIII (78 k)00
191984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
201985-10-11
03:39 UTC
4.515.3° N, 90.86° W
5km
GTVI (14 k)00
211986-10-10
17:49 UTC
5.713.8° N, 89.16° W
11km
SVVIII (30 k)9501500landslide
221987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
231988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
241990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
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
271992-09-02
00:16 UTC
7.611.73° N, 87.39° W
40km
NIVII (593 k)0184tsunami
281993-09-03
03:16 UTC
5.514.54° N, 92.68° W
23km
MXVI (68 k)00
291993-09-03
12:35 UTC
6.714.6° N, 92.78° W
27km
MXVIII (2)00
301993-09-10
19:12 UTC
7.214.76° N, 92.64° W
34km
MXVIII (6 k)11landslide
311993-09-19
14:10 UTC
6.414.31° N, 93.32° W
19km
MXV (836 k)00
321995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
331995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
341996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
351997-08-24
00:59 UTC
5.613.39° N, 89.42° W
38km
SVVII (15 k)00
361998-01-10
08:20 UTC
6.614.45° N, 91.52° W
74km
GTVII (641 k)00landslide
371998-03-03
02:24 UTC
6.114.45° N, 91.35° W
44km
GTVII (443 k)00
381998-05-10
06:05 UTC
6.313.72° N, 90.81° W
25km
GTVII (39 k)00
391998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
401999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
411999-05-08
22:12 UTC
614.19° N, 91.9° W
40km
GTVII (239 k)00
421999-06-06
07:08 UTC
6.213.91° N, 90.75° W
35km
GTVII (251 k)00
432001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
442001-01-15
05:09 UTC
5.613.17° N, 88.83° W
39km
SVVII (10 k)00
452001-01-16
08:22 UTC
5.612.99° N, 88.55° W
37km
SVVII (112)00
462001-01-16
10:58 UTC
5.613.04° N, 88.64° W
44km
SVVI (79 k)00
472001-02-13
14:22 UTC
6.513.6° N, 89° W
11km
SVIX (608 k)315315landslide
482001-02-17
20:25 UTC
4.113.79° N, 89.11° W
10km
SVVI (5)11landslide
492001-03-29
06:54 UTC
5.712.98° N, 88.94° W
40km
SVVI (71 k)00
502001-05-08
18:02 UTC
5.713.53° N, 88.83° W
26km
SVVII (562 k)11landslide
512001-08-10
05:43 UTC
5.414.17° N, 91.99° W
23km
GTVII (24 k)00
522001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
532002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
542003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
552004-11-20
22:01 UTC
6.313.38° N, 90.14° W
41km
SVVII (160 k)00
562006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
572007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
582007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IIIPuerto San Jose19k
IIIIztapa4k
IIIAcajutla23k
IIILa Gomera24k
IIIMoyuta8k
IIIMasagua10k
IIILa Democracia5k
IIISan Francisco Menendez1k
IIIGuaymango2k
IIIChalchuapa32k
IIIPasaco2k
IIINueva Concepcion11k
IIIJujutla2k
IIISan Antonio del Monte9k
IIITaxisco7k
IIISonsonate59k
IIIGuazacapan7k
IIIChiquimulilla13k
IIITacuba5k
IIISonzacate15k
IIISanta Rosa de Lima6k
IIINahuizalco7k
IIIConcepcion de Ataco8k
IIISan Juan Tecuaco2k
IIIPueblo Nuevo Tiquisate18k
IIIIzalco19k
IIIFraijanes28k
IIIJuayua10k
IIIAhuachapan34k
IIIPetapa141k
IIIConguaco3k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIIDelgado72k
IIIRio Bravo8k
IIISoyapango330k
IIISan Pablo Tacachico3k
IIIEl Rosario6k
IIISan Jose Pinula47k
IIIGuanagazapa3k
IIISanta Maria Ixhuatan4k
IIIPueblo Nuevo Vinas4k
IIIAsuncion Mita16k
IIISantiago Nonualco9k
IIIAtiquizaya9k
IIIArmenia15k
IIISan Jose El Idolo2k
IIISan Bartolome Milpas Altas6k
IIIJalpatagua10k
IIILa Libertad17k
IIIMonjas10k
IIIComapa1k
IIIGuatemala City995k
IIIAguilares21k
IIISanto Domingo Suchitepequez6k
IIIEscuintla103k
IIICuilapa16k
IIISan Lorenzo2k
IIIBarberena31k
IIIZapotitlan2k
IIISan Jose Acatempa6k
IIIZaragoza12k
IIITenancingo1k
IIIMetapan19k
IIISanta Lucia Cotzumalguapa62k
IIIJerez4k
IIIEl Adelanto2k
IIICiudad Arce10k
IIIQuesada2k
IIIChamperico8k
IIINuevo Cuscatlan6k
IIIEl Congo9k
IIICoatepeque6k
IIISan Vicente Pacaya7k
IIISanta Cruz Naranjo6k
IIIPalin31k
IIISanta Ana177k
IIIRosario de Mora5k
IIISanta Tecla125k
IIIYupiltepeque3k
IIISan Pedro Pinula3k
IIIRetalhuleu37k
IIINueva Santa Rosa10k
IIIAtescatempa12k
IIICandelaria de La Frontera6k
IIIAntiguo Cuscatlan34k
IIIPanchimalco7k
IIIJutiapa34k
IIICasillas9k
IIISan Marcos55k
IIISan Juan Opico7k
IIIVilla Canales122k
IIISan Juan Bautista3k
IIIPatulul14k
IIIAmatitlan72k
IIIAlotenango17k
IIISan Salvador526k
IIIQuezaltepeque29k
IIIOlocuilta6k
IIIMejicanos160k
IIIAyutuxtepeque25k
IIISanta Maria de Jesus16k
IIIYepocapa9k
IIIVilla Nueva407k
IIISanta Barbara13k
IIISan Rafael Las Flores3k
IIISan Miguel Duenas8k
IIIOratorio10k
IIIEl Progreso7k
IIICiudad Vieja30k
IIISanta Lucia1k
IIITexistepeque2k
IIISan Pedro Masahuat3k
IIICuscatancingo44k
IIISanta Catarina Barahona3k
IIISan Antonio Aguas Calientes8k
IIIQuezaltepeque4k
IIIMagdalena Milpas Altas6k
IIIAntigua Guatemala39k
IIIIlopango39k
IIIApopa112k
IIISanta Lucia Milpas Altas13k
IIISanta Catarina Pinula68k
IIIJocotenango18k
IIIAcatenango7k
IIITonacatepeque6k
IIIPochuta4k
IIIPastores10k
IIIGuazapa11k
IIISantiago Sacatepequez24k
IIISan Lucas Sacatepequez18k
IIIParramos10k
IIIMixco473k
IIIEl Paisnal2k
IIISumpango21k
IIISan Andres Itzapa19k
IIIPatzicia16k
IIIOcos9k
IIIEl Tejar16k
IIIChicacao20k
IIIZaragoza9k
IIISanta Catarina Mita11k
IIISan Pedro Sacatepequez14k
IIISan Miguel Panan2k
IIIChimaltenango82k
IIIZacatecoluca40k
IIINueva Concepcion10k
IIISanto Domingo Xenacoj9k
IIISan Lucas Toliman15k
IIISan Antonio Suchitepequez11k
IIISuchiate14k
IIILa Libertad4k
IIITecoluca3k
IIISanta Cruz Balanya8k
IIISan Manuel Chaparron3k
IIISan Juan Sacatepequez137k
IIISan Gabriel4k
IIISan Bernardino6k
IIIPatzun19k
IIIPajapita8k
IIIMazatenango44k
IIIChinautla97k
IIICojutepeque48k
IIISantiago Atitlan33k
IIISan Pablo Jocopilas20k
IIISamayac9k
IIIJalapa46k
IIICiudad Tecun Uman11k
IIIAgua Blanca3k
IIISanto Tomas La Union7k
IIISanta Catarina Palopo3k
IIISan Antonio Palopo4k
IIICuyotenango11k
IIIComalapa21k
IIISuchitoto6k
IIISan Martin39k
IIISan Pedro La Laguna10k
IIISan Juan La Laguna5k
IIISan Francisco Zapotitlan14k
IIISan Antonio La Paz8k
IIISan Andres Villa Seca5k
IIIPanajachel13k
IIISan Vicente37k
IIISan Sebastian7k
IIIZunilito3k
IIISanta Cruz Mulua3k
IIISan Sebastian15k
IIISansare4k
IIISan Pablo La Laguna6k
IIISan Marcos La Laguna3k
IIIApastepeque6k
IIISanta Maria Visitacion1k
IIISan Martin Zapotitlan4k
IIISan Luis Jilotepeque10k
IIISan Felipe9k
IIIPueblo Nuevo3k
IIIMataquescuintla8k
IIIIpala5k
IIIEl Palmar15k
IIIConcepcion Las Minas1k
IIIChalatenango19k
IIINuevo San Carlos19k
IIIEl Asintal6k
IIIAntigua Ocotepeque2k
IIIPuerto Madero10k
IIISan Jose La Arada2k
IIISan Jacinto2k
IIIGenova4k
IIIFlores Costa Cuca12k
IIIEsquipulas21k
IIISinuapa2k
IIINueva Ocotepeque9k
IIIPalencia19k
IIIColomba19k
IIIOlopa2k
IIICoatepeque46k
IIIEl Achiotal1k
IIILa Virtud1k
IIICololaca1k
IIISan Marcos5k
IIISan Francisco del Valle2k
IIILa Labor1k
IIIEl Transito1k
IISanta Clara La Laguna5k
IISan Andres Semetabaj3k
IISanta Cruz La Laguna1k
IISensenti2k
IISan Fernando1k
IILa Encarnacion1k
IISan Francisco de Cones1k
IILucerna1k
IICorquin5k
IIBelen Gualcho2k
IIYaruchel1k
IIEl Corpus1k
IICucuyagua3k
IIOjos de Agua1k

(k = x1,000)


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