PAGER - M 5.5 - OFF THE COAST OF 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?Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 05:18:59 UTC (23:18:59 local)Location: 10.5° N, 86.9° WDepth: 22kmEvent Id: USB000J0ZBAlert Version: 1Created: 6 weeks, 2 days after earthquake.
Global Location

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---*3,174k*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 a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
2004-04-073545.4VI (3k)0
1993-07-103705.8VIII (893)1
1973-04-142286.5VIII (9k)26

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
IIISardinal3k
IIIRivas30k
IIIBuenos Aires2k
IIISan Juan del Sur8k
IIIBelen3k
IIISanta Cruz12k
IIILiberia45k
IIIJinotepe30k
IIMasaya130k
IIManagua973k
IIJuigalpa55k

(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
31978-08-23
00:38 UTC
6.910.22° N, 85.2° W
25km
CRVIII (65 k)00
41982-01-12
05:48 UTC
6.113.17° N, 87.54° W
8km
HNVIII (454)00
51982-08-17
18:24 UTC
5.89.52° N, 84.08° W
42km
CRVII (12 k)00
61983-07-03
17:14 UTC
6.39.63° N, 83.69° W
14km
CRIX (447)22landslide
71984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
81985-12-16
02:44 UTC
6.111.72° N, 85.88° W
35km
NIVII (329 k)00landslide
91987-10-04
08:15 UTC
6.110.8° N, 85.93° W
41km
CRVII (1 k)00
101987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
111988-05-06
14:46 UTC
6.611.49° N, 85.91° W
87km
NIVII (70 k)00
121990-03-25
13:16 UTC
6.49.85° N, 84.77° W
33km
CRVIII (26 k)00
131990-03-25
13:22 UTC
7.39.94° N, 84.78° W
22km
CRVIII (716 k)00landslide
141990-04-03
22:57 UTC
6.811.43° N, 86.3° W
50km
NIVIII (1 k)00
151990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
161990-07-23
05:27 UTC
5.59.49° N, 84.57° W
25km
CRVII (16 k)00
171990-12-22
17:27 UTC
5.99.98° N, 84.23° W
11km
CRVIII (188 k)11
181991-04-24
19:13 UTC
6.19.77° N, 83.52° W
1km
CRVIII (2 k)00
191992-03-07
01:53 UTC
6.510.23° N, 84.3° W
79km
CRVII (8 k)01
201992-09-02
00:16 UTC
7.611.73° N, 87.39° W
40km
NIVII (593 k)0184tsunami
211992-09-13
10:53 UTC
5.511.52° N, 86.75° W
15km
NIV (578 k)00
221993-07-10
20:40 UTC
5.89.82° N, 83.61° W
16km
CRVIII (893)11landslide
231993-11-22
22:43 UTC
5.911.71° N, 86.09° W
112km
NIV (1,660 k)01
241994-03-12
23:00 UTC
5.611.86° N, 86.83° W
35km
NIVII (14)00
251995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
261996-03-03
14:55 UTC
6.611.73° N, 86.87° W
24km
NIVII (94 k)00
271996-03-03
16:37 UTC
6.711.97° N, 86.73° W
28km
NIVIII (46 k)00
281996-08-28
17:16 UTC
5.99.43° N, 84.23° W
29km
CRVIII (3 k)00
291996-09-04
19:06 UTC
6.29.42° N, 84.2° W
18km
CRIX (16)00
301996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
311997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
321998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
331998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
341998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
351999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
361999-08-20
10:02 UTC
6.99.3° N, 84.05° W
19km
CRIX (9 k)00
371999-08-21
10:49 UTC
5.89.08° N, 83.97° W
34km
CRVII (258)00
382000-02-20
08:27 UTC
5.69.03° N, 84.04° W
28km
CRVI (19 k)00
392000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
402000-07-21
01:53 UTC
6.49.33° N, 85.31° W
17km
CRVI (7 k)00
412001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
422001-01-15
05:09 UTC
5.613.17° N, 88.83° W
39km
SVVII (10 k)00
432001-01-16
08:22 UTC
5.612.99° N, 88.55° W
37km
SVVII (112)00
442001-01-16
10:58 UTC
5.613.04° N, 88.64° W
44km
SVVI (79 k)00
452001-03-29
06:54 UTC
5.712.98° N, 88.94° W
40km
SVVI (71 k)00
462001-05-08
18:02 UTC
5.713.53° N, 88.83° W
26km
SVVII (562 k)11landslide
472001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
482002-06-16
02:46 UTC
6.48.77° N, 83.92° W
14km
CRVII (125)00
492004-03-02
03:47 UTC
6.211.65° N, 86.9° W
28km
NIVII (47 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
522004-10-09
21:26 UTC
6.911.4° N, 86.7° W
35km
NIVIII (7)00
532004-11-20
08:07 UTC
6.49.58° N, 84.13° W
16km
CRIX (478)88landslide
542005-07-02
02:16 UTC
6.611.27° N, 86.24° W
27km
NIVII (10 k)00
552005-08-03
11:03 UTC
6.311.27° N, 85.53° W
11km
NIVIII (3 k)00
562006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
572007-03-14
21:59 UTC
5.511.51° N, 86.59° W
35km
NIVI (34 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IIISardinal3k
IIIRivas30k
IIIBuenos Aires2k
IIIBelen3k
IIISan Juan del Sur8k
IIISanta Cruz12k
IIITola3k
IIIMasachapa5k
IIILa Cruz4k
IIIEl Rosario3k
IIINiquinohomo8k
IIISanta Teresa6k
IIISan Rafael del Sur30k
IIIBelen5k
IIILiberia45k
IIIPotosi5k
IIINicoya15k
IIISan Jorge7k
IIISamara1k
IIIHojancha2k
IIIDiriamba35k
IIINandaime21k
IIIJinotepe30k
IIIDolores7k
IIICarlos Fonseca Amador5k
IIILa Paz de Oriente2k
IIICardenas1k
IIISan Jose31k
IIISan Marcos23k
IIIMoyogalpa4k
IIIMasatepe21k
IIILa Concepcion7k
IIIEl Crucero16k
IIIBagaces4k
IIIDiriomo10k
IISan Juan de Oriente2k
IINandasmo7k
IIDiria4k
IICatarina2k
IIUpala4k
IITicuantepe13k
IIMasaya130k
IIFortuna2k
IIAltagracia3k
IINindiri7k
IINandayure2k
IIGranada89k
IICanas20k
IITisma5k
IINagarote26k
IIBijagua1k
IITipitapa127k
IILa Paz Centro23k
IILa Paz Centro0
IITilaran7k
IIJuntas5k
IICamoapa17k
IIMorrito1k
IICiudad Sandino70k
IIManagua973k
IITeustepe4k
IIJuigalpa55k
IISan Lorenzo9k
IIComalapa1k
IIAcoyapa11k
IIEl Ayote5k
IICuapa2k
IISanto Tomas15k
IILa Libertad3k
IIVilla Sandino8k
IISanto Domingo6k

(k = x1,000)


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