PAGER - M 5.7 - PANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGION

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?Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 09:41:14 UTC (04:41:14 local)Location: 9.4° N, 82.6° WDepth: 11kmEvent Id: USB000H700Alert Version: 3Created: 1 week, 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)
 
50
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
32
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
15
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
3
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---*2,995k*2,084k22k63k2k000
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
1997-04-011826.1VII (9)0
1991-05-04296.2VIII (14k)2
2003-12-251166.5VIII (53k)2

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
VIGuabito6k
VIChanguinola23k
VISixaola2k
VIBarranco1k
VAlmirante8k
IVBocas del Toro10k
IVPuerto Limon63k
IVDavid83k
IVSan Jose335k
IVAlajuela47k
IIIHeredia22k

(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
51979-06-27
09:50 UTC
6.37.14° N, 82.27° W
3km
PAV (1 k)00
61979-07-01
20:38 UTC
6.28.38° N, 82.85° W
29km
PAVIII (29 k)00
71979-08-24
04:26 UTC
6.48.93° N, 83.48° W
43km
CRVII (68 k)00
81982-08-17
18:24 UTC
5.89.52° N, 84.08° W
42km
CRVII (12 k)00
91982-08-19
15:59 UTC
6.86.69° N, 82.67° W
8km
PAV (1 k)00
101983-04-03
02:50 UTC
7.48.72° N, 83.13° W
57km
CRVIII (22 k)11
111983-04-07
19:29 UTC
5.97.99° N, 82.7° W
26km
PAVI (4 k)00
121983-05-09
15:53 UTC
6.28.25° N, 82.93° W
40km
PAVII (92 k)00
131983-07-03
17:14 UTC
6.39.63° N, 83.69° W
14km
CRIX (447)22landslide
141983-09-23
23:44 UTC
5.68.39° N, 83.4° W
42km
CRVII (1)00
151983-10-12
03:39 UTC
68.06° N, 82.67° W
29km
PAVII (48 k)00
161983-11-26
20:18 UTC
6.37.37° N, 82.31° W
10km
PAV (121 k)00
171987-10-04
08:15 UTC
6.110.8° N, 85.93° W
41km
CRVII (1 k)00
181990-03-25
13:16 UTC
6.49.85° N, 84.77° W
33km
CRVIII (26 k)00
191990-03-25
13:22 UTC
7.39.94° N, 84.78° W
22km
CRVIII (716 k)00landslide
201990-04-28
01:23 UTC
6.48.92° N, 83.48° W
26km
CRVIII (11 k)00
211990-07-23
05:27 UTC
5.59.49° N, 84.57° W
25km
CRVII (16 k)00
221990-12-22
17:27 UTC
5.99.98° N, 84.23° W
11km
CRVIII (188 k)11
231991-04-22
21:56 UTC
7.69.67° N, 83.07° W
13km
CRVII (213 k)7575landslide, liquefaction, tsunami
241991-04-24
19:13 UTC
6.19.77° N, 83.52° W
1km
CRVIII (2 k)00
251991-05-04
03:42 UTC
6.29.55° N, 82.44° W
6km
PAVIII (14 k)22liquefaction
261991-05-27
18:40 UTC
5.79.53° N, 82.62° W
38km
CRVII (47 k)00
271992-03-07
01:53 UTC
6.510.23° N, 84.3° W
79km
CRVII (8 k)01
281992-05-18
23:19 UTC
6.37.35° N, 82.33° W
11km
PAV (154 k)00
291993-07-10
20:40 UTC
5.89.82° N, 83.61° W
16km
CRVIII (893)11landslide
301994-10-31
22:59 UTC
5.68.99° N, 83.35° W
15km
CRVII (2 k)00
311995-02-11
22:45 UTC
5.712.6° N, 81.62° W
28km
COVII (61 k)00
321996-08-28
17:16 UTC
5.99.43° N, 84.23° W
29km
CRVIII (3 k)00
331996-09-04
19:06 UTC
6.29.42° N, 84.2° W
18km
CRIX (16)00
341997-04-01
15:11 UTC
6.17.77° N, 82.39° W
24km
PAVII (9)00
351999-08-20
10:02 UTC
6.99.3° N, 84.05° W
19km
CRIX (9 k)00
361999-08-21
10:49 UTC
5.89.08° N, 83.97° W
34km
CRVII (258)00
372000-02-20
08:27 UTC
5.69.03° N, 84.04° W
28km
CRVI (19 k)00
382000-07-21
01:53 UTC
6.49.33° N, 85.31° W
17km
CRVI (7 k)00
392000-08-13
07:04 UTC
5.412.05° N, 82.85° W
12km
NIV (6 k)00
402001-08-25
02:02 UTC
67.6° N, 82.76° W
16km
PAV (213 k)00
412001-11-09
00:47 UTC
69.71° N, 82.25° W
17km
PAVI (10 k)00
422002-06-16
02:46 UTC
6.48.77° N, 83.92° W
14km
CRVII (125)00
432002-07-31
00:16 UTC
6.57.93° N, 82.78° W
20km
PAVIII (725)00
442002-08-03
02:39 UTC
5.88.23° N, 82.86° W
16km
PAVIII (23 k)00
452002-08-07
23:59 UTC
5.97.8° N, 82.86° W
6km
PAVI (504)00
462003-09-04
23:40 UTC
5.77.9° N, 82.21° W
15km
PAV (222 k)00
472003-12-25
07:11 UTC
6.58.36° N, 82.84° W
34km
PAVIII (53 k)22
482004-01-07
10:42 UTC
5.58.38° N, 82.73° W
39km
PAVII (14 k)00
492004-02-04
11:59 UTC
6.18.35° N, 82.89° W
19km
PAIX (1 k)00
502004-04-07
20:23 UTC
5.49.1° N, 84.01° W
43km
CRVI (3 k)00
512004-04-29
00:57 UTC
6.210.72° N, 86.03° W
18km
CRVII (6)00
522004-11-20
08:07 UTC
6.49.58° N, 84.13° W
16km
CRIX (478)88landslide
532005-06-30
21:26 UTC
5.98.42° N, 82.87° W
38km
PAVII (135 k)00
542005-08-03
11:03 UTC
6.311.27° N, 85.53° W
11km
NIVIII (3 k)00
552005-12-30
18:26 UTC
6.17.56° N, 82.26° W
30km
PAVI (175)00
562006-05-01
07:47 UTC
5.98.15° N, 82.88° W
13km
PAVIII (2 k)00
572006-05-01
09:13 UTC
5.58.12° N, 82.87° W
10km
PAVIII (38)00
MMICityPopulation
VIGuabito6k
VIChanguinola23k
VISixaola2k
VIBarranco1k
VAlmirante8k
IVBocas del Toro10k
IVIsla Bastimentos2k
IVBoquete6k
IVPuerto Limon63k
IVPalmira1k
IVRio Sereno2k
IVVolcan11k
IVSan Vito4k
IVMonte Lirio3k
IVCerro Punta3k
IVPotrerillos Arriba1k
IVPlaza de Caisan1k
IVChiriqui Grande1k
IVBuenos Aires12k
IVLos Anastacios1k
IVLos Algarrobos2k
IVBugaba3k
IVTijera1k
IVGualaca3k
IVAserrio de Gariche2k
IVSan Rafael18k
IVMatina2k
IVColon10k
IVPotrerillos Abajo1k
IVProgreso2k
IVEl Quiteno1k
IVCusapin1k
IVCiudad Cortes4k
IVBatan5k
IVMata del Nance1k
IVDivala2k
IVSan Andres1k
IVLas Lomas12k
IVDavid83k
IVSalitral3k
IVCorredor7k
IVColima16k
IVLa Esperanza2k
IVAlanje1k
IVDaniel Flores10k
IVSan Jose335k
IVGomez1k
IVFinca Blanco Numero Uno2k
IVChiriqui2k
IVSan Antonio11k
IVLa Asuncion4k
IVAlajuela47k
IVSortova2k
IVPedregal16k
IVGuarumal2k
IVSiogui Arriba1k
IVPueblo Nuevo1k
IVFinca Corredor1k
IVDolega2k
IVSabanilla1k
IVCarrillos4k
IVCanoas5k
IVSanta Marta2k
IVLa Concepcion17k
IVSiogui Abajo3k
IVSanto Domingo1k
IVBoqueron1k
IVSanta Ana8k
IVGolfito7k
IVAserri26k
IVPuerto Armuelles19k
IVSan Rafael Arriba15k
IVSan Juan de Dios15k
IVSalitrillos6k
IVLlorente7k
IVSan Miguel29k
IVSan Francisco56k
IVPalmichal2k
IVMercedes5k
IVMercedes26k
IIIAlajuelita14k
IIISan Felipe25k
IIICalle Blancos21k
IIITres Rios10k
IIISan Juan26k
IIISan Diego17k
IIIEscazu12k
IIISan Pedro27k
IIIConcepcion14k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIIGranadilla13k
IIILa Victoria1k
IIISan Pablo22k
IIISan Isidro35k
IIISan Rafael25k
IIISabanilla13k
IIIHeredia22k
IIIGuadalupe26k
IIILa Suiza2k
IIISiquirres18k
IIISan Vicente34k
IIIIpis27k
IIISan Vicente de Moravia34k
IIITobosi4k
IIIPejibaye2k
IIIPatarra24k
IIISan Rafael9k
IIISan Josecito12k
IIIRoxana2k
IIITurrialba29k
IIITucurrique3k
IIICurridabat35k
IIISan Juan8k
IIIPurral30k
IIIPocora5k
IIIAngeles1k
IIIOrosi4k
IIIPacayas2k
IIIParaiso40k
IIIQuebrada Canoa3k
IIIGuacimo7k
IIICot7k
IIIParrita4k
IIICartago27k
IIISan Felix1k
IIISan Marcos4k
IIISan Ignacio3k
IIIPunta de Burica1k
IIIGuapiles19k
IIIQuepos8k
IIIEsquipulas2k
IIIPueblo Viejo1k
IIISona7k
IIISan Ramon11k
IIITejar22k
IIIRio de Jesus1k
IIILa Pena2k
IIILos Algarrobos2k
IIISantiago de Veraguas45k
IIISan Rafael Abajo27k
IIIMontijo2k
IIISantiago8k
IIILa Colorada1k
IIILas Palmas1k
IIIAtalaya3k
IIILos Boquerones1k
IIIEl Espino de Santa Rosa1k
IIICanazas3k
IIIAtenas7k
IIIRio Segundo10k
IIISan Francisco2k
IIINaranjo12k
IIISanta Maria2k
IIIOcu3k
IIIEl Roble2k
IIIZarcero4k
IIISantiago2k
IIILa Mesa2k
IIISan Rafael4k
IIIPital2k
IIIOrotina6k
IIIDesamparados14k
IIIJaco4k
IIILas Minas1k
IIIQuesada27k
IIIPocosol3k
IIIFortuna3k

(k = x1,000)


PAGER content is automatically generated, and only considers losses due to structural damage. Limitations of input data, shaking estimates, and loss models may add uncertainty. PAGER results are generally available within 30 minutes of the earthquake’s occurrence. However, information on the extent of shaking will be uncertain in the minutes and hours following an earthquake and typically improves as additional sensor data and reported intensities are acquired and incorporated into models of the earthquake's source. Users of PAGER estimates should account for uncertainty and always seek the most current PAGER release for any earthquake.