PAGER - M 5.4 - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN PERU

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?Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 17:30:48 UTC (12:30:48 local)Location: 9.4° S, 79° WDepth: 43kmEvent Id: USB000FWKLAlert Version: 3Created: 5 hours, 27 minutes 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---*2,775k*521k000000
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
1996-02-21957.5VI (5k)0
1982-03-233655.1V (66)2
1974-10-033577.6VIII (43k)78

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

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IVChimbote317k
IVPuerto Santa14k
IVSamanco0
IVBuenos Aires0
IVSanta0
IVGuadalupito0
IIITrujillo747k
IIIChocope32k
IIIHuaraz87k
IIIBarranca46k
IIIHuacho55k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11974-10-03
14:21 UTC
7.612.25° S, 77.52° W
36km
PEVIII (43 k)7878tsunami
21974-11-09
12:59 UTC
7.212.53° S, 77.63° W
7km
PEVI (3,565 k)00
31979-01-06
01:31 UTC
5.78.92° S, 75.72° W
32km
PEVII (6 k)00
41979-05-20
01:43 UTC
5.76.05° S, 77.91° W
33km
PEVII (10 k)00
51982-03-23
05:10 UTC
5.112.34° S, 77.54° W
59km
PEV (66)22
61984-06-05
04:15 UTC
5.67.87° S, 76.69° W
25km
PEVII (2 k)00
71985-08-21
11:26 UTC
6.39.18° S, 78.85° W
55km
PEVII (219 k)00
81986-01-11
19:42 UTC
5.19.51° S, 77.44° W
57km
PEV (165 k)11
91987-10-02
22:27 UTC
5.68.17° S, 77.96° W
30km
PEVII (11 k)33
101993-04-18
09:16 UTC
6.211.73° S, 76.52° W
102km
PEV (7,713 k)36landslide
111996-02-21
12:51 UTC
7.59.71° S, 79.85° W
15km
PEVI (5 k)07tsunami
121998-10-04
13:41 UTC
5.58.44° S, 76.24° W
3km
PEVII (7 k)00
132007-02-24
02:36 UTC
6.37.03° S, 80.49° W
23km
PEVI (126 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IVPuerto Santa14k
IVChimbote317k
IVSamanco0
IVSanta0
IVBuenos Aires0
IVGuadalupito0
IVNepena0
IVCasma0
IVPuerto Casma0
IVCoishco15k
IVChao0
IVMoro0
IVLa Caleta Culebras0
IVHuarmey16k
IVViru21k
IVBuenos Aires0
IIIQuillo0
IIIMoche23k
IIITrujillo747k
IIILaredo25k
IIIHuanchaco0
IIIEl Porvenir0
IIISantiago de Cao22k
IIISalaverry10k
IIICarhuac0
IIIChocope32k
IIIPamparomas0
IIICajamarquilla0
IIIYungar0
IIIRecuay0
IIIMacate0
IIILa Esperanza0
IIICochabamba0
IIICarabamba0
IIISucre0
IIICasa Grande0
IIIHuaripampa0
IIIPampas0
IIIColcabamba0
IIIShilla0
IIIPoroto0
IIIHuanchay0
IIIHuallanca0
IIIChicama15k
IIIParamonga28k
IIIMarcara0
IIIHuata0
IIICascapara0
IIIBolognesi0
IIISimbal0
IIIRanrahirca0
IIITicapampa0
IIICaras11k
IIIAco0
IIIMatacoto0
IIIHuandoval0
IIIChacas0
IIIBambas0
IIIAgallpampa0
IIIYungay5k
IIIQuiruvilca9k
IIIPira0
IIIHuaraz87k
IIIAmashca0
IIITauca0
IIIPaijan21k
IIIMancos0
IIICoris0
IIIAscope14k
IIIShupluy0
IIIOlleros0
IIILa Pampa0
IIILlacllin0
IIITinco0
IIIOtuzco10k
IIIAnta0
IIIMache0
IIICorongo0
IIICarhuaz5k
IIIAngasmarca0
IIIAija0
IIIYanac0
IIIAcopampa0
IIIQuinuabamba0
IIICabana0
IIIPativilca14k
IIISuccha0
IIIMalvas0
IIIHuacaschuque0
IIICatac0
IIILa Merced0
IIIAco0
IIITarica0
IIIJangas0
IIIBarranca46k
IIISalpo0
IIIChasquitambo0
IIISan Luis0
IIIPuerto Supe11k
IIISantiago de Chuco7k
IIILa Cuesta0
IIIPallasca0
IIICotaparaco0
IIISihuas0
IIIVegueta6k
IIIHuari0
IIITapacocha0
IIIYanama0
IIISan Benito0
IIIPomabamba4k
IIISinsicap0
IIILucma0
IIILacabamba0
IIIHuaura21k
IIIHualmay27k
IIICaleta de Carquin6k
IIIMollepata0
IIIHuayllapampa0
IIIHuacho55k
IIICruz Blanca0
IIIConchucos0
IIIPampas0
IIIHuamachuco22k
IIICharat0
IIISupe14k
IIIMarca0
IIIUsquil0
IIILucma0
IIICajacay0
IIIYauya9k
IIIPampas Chico0
IIIChillia0
IIILlama0
IIICajabamba13k
IIIHuaranchal0
IIICauday0
IIICopa0
IIIHuacrachuco0
IIILlaclla0
IIIQuiches0
IIICongas0
IIIUllulluco0
IIISitabamba0
IIISan Marcos0
IIIMarcabal0
IIILa Grama0
IIISayapullo0
IIIHuachis0
IIICurgos0
IIIMangas0
IIIOcros0
IIICascas4k
IIITaurija0
IIIUrpay0
IIIChallas0
IIIHuancaspata0
IIIParcoy0
IIIChugay0
IIIAquia0
IIIHuasta0
IIICorpanqui0
IIIAcas0
IIITicllos0
IIILluchubamba0
IIIAricapampa0
IIILlipa0
IIITayabamba0
IIIHuaylillas0
IIICanis0
IICachachi0
IIAco0
IISartimbamba0
IICopa0
IIAmbar0
IISayan6k

(k = x1,000)


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