PAGER - M 5.9 - 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?Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 12:29:15 UTC (06:29:15 local)Location: 10.6° N, 86.1° WDepth: 19kmEvent Id: USB000JIGIAlert Version: 5Created: 7 weeks, 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)
 
68
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
2
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)
 
65
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
4
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---*10,593k*1,100k14k00000
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
2004-04-072845.4VI (3k)0
1993-07-102875.8VIII (893)1
1991-04-223487.6VII (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
IVBelen3k
IVLiberia45k
IVLa Cruz4k
IVSan Juan del Sur8k
IVCardenas1k
IVBagaces4k
IVRivas30k
IVPuntarenas36k
IVJinotepe30k
IIIMasaya130k
IIIJuigalpa55k

(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
41979-08-24
04:26 UTC
6.48.93° N, 83.48° W
43km
CRVII (68 k)00
51982-01-12
05:48 UTC
6.113.17° N, 87.54° W
8km
HNVIII (454)00
61982-08-17
18:24 UTC
5.89.52° N, 84.08° W
42km
CRVII (12 k)00
71983-04-03
02:50 UTC
7.48.72° N, 83.13° W
57km
CRVIII (22 k)11
81983-07-03
17:14 UTC
6.39.63° N, 83.69° W
14km
CRIX (447)22landslide
91983-09-23
23:44 UTC
5.68.39° N, 83.4° W
42km
CRVII (1)00
101984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
111985-12-16
02:44 UTC
6.111.72° N, 85.88° W
35km
NIVII (329 k)00landslide
121987-10-04
08:15 UTC
6.110.8° N, 85.93° W
41km
CRVII (1 k)00
131987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
141988-05-06
14:46 UTC
6.611.49° N, 85.91° W
87km
NIVII (70 k)00
151990-03-25
13:16 UTC
6.49.85° N, 84.77° W
33km
CRVIII (26 k)00
161990-03-25
13:22 UTC
7.39.94° N, 84.78° W
22km
CRVIII (716 k)00landslide
171990-04-03
22:57 UTC
6.811.43° N, 86.3° W
50km
NIVIII (1 k)00
181990-04-28
01:23 UTC
6.48.92° N, 83.48° W
26km
CRVIII (11 k)00
191990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
201990-07-23
05:27 UTC
5.59.49° N, 84.57° W
25km
CRVII (16 k)00
211990-12-22
17:27 UTC
5.99.98° N, 84.23° W
11km
CRVIII (188 k)11
221991-04-22
21:56 UTC
7.69.67° N, 83.07° W
13km
CRVII (213 k)7575landslide, liquefaction, tsunami
231991-04-24
19:13 UTC
6.19.77° N, 83.52° W
1km
CRVIII (2 k)00
241991-05-27
18:40 UTC
5.79.53° N, 82.62° W
38km
CRVII (47 k)00
251992-03-07
01:53 UTC
6.510.23° N, 84.3° W
79km
CRVII (8 k)01
261992-09-02
00:16 UTC
7.611.73° N, 87.39° W
40km
NIVII (593 k)0184tsunami
271992-09-13
10:53 UTC
5.511.52° N, 86.75° W
15km
NIV (578 k)00
281993-07-10
20:40 UTC
5.89.82° N, 83.61° W
16km
CRVIII (893)11landslide
291993-11-22
22:43 UTC
5.911.71° N, 86.09° W
112km
NIV (1,660 k)01
301994-03-12
23:00 UTC
5.611.86° N, 86.83° W
35km
NIVII (14)00
311994-10-31
22:59 UTC
5.68.99° N, 83.35° W
15km
CRVII (2 k)00
321995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
331996-03-03
14:55 UTC
6.611.73° N, 86.87° W
24km
NIVII (94 k)00
341996-03-03
16:37 UTC
6.711.97° N, 86.73° W
28km
NIVIII (46 k)00
351996-08-28
17:16 UTC
5.99.43° N, 84.23° W
29km
CRVIII (3 k)00
361996-09-04
19:06 UTC
6.29.42° N, 84.2° W
18km
CRIX (16)00
371996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
381997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
391998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
401998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
411998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
421999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
431999-08-20
10:02 UTC
6.99.3° N, 84.05° W
19km
CRIX (9 k)00
441999-08-21
10:49 UTC
5.89.08° N, 83.97° W
34km
CRVII (258)00
452000-02-20
08:27 UTC
5.69.03° N, 84.04° W
28km
CRVI (19 k)00
462000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
472000-07-21
01:53 UTC
6.49.33° N, 85.31° W
17km
CRVI (7 k)00
482000-08-13
07:04 UTC
5.412.05° N, 82.85° W
12km
NIV (6 k)00
492001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
502001-01-16
08:22 UTC
5.612.99° N, 88.55° W
37km
SVVII (112)00
512001-01-16
10:58 UTC
5.613.04° N, 88.64° W
44km
SVVI (79 k)00
522001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
532002-06-16
02:46 UTC
6.48.77° N, 83.92° W
14km
CRVII (125)00
542004-03-02
03:47 UTC
6.211.65° N, 86.9° W
28km
NIVII (47 k)00
552004-04-07
20:23 UTC
5.49.1° N, 84.01° W
43km
CRVI (3 k)00
562004-04-29
00:57 UTC
6.210.72° N, 86.03° W
18km
CRVII (6)00
572004-10-09
21:26 UTC
6.911.4° N, 86.7° W
35km
NIVIII (7)00
582004-11-20
08:07 UTC
6.49.58° N, 84.13° W
16km
CRIX (478)88landslide
592005-07-02
02:16 UTC
6.611.27° N, 86.24° W
27km
NIVII (10 k)00
602005-08-03
11:03 UTC
6.311.27° N, 85.53° W
11km
NIVIII (3 k)00
612006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
622007-03-14
21:59 UTC
5.511.51° N, 86.59° W
35km
NIVI (34 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IVBelen3k
IVLiberia45k
IVLa Cruz4k
IVSan Juan del Sur8k
IVCardenas1k
IVBagaces4k
IVBuenos Aires2k
IVRivas30k
IVSan Jorge7k
IVPotosi5k
IVSan Jose31k
IVTola3k
IVHojancha2k
IVNicoya15k
IVFortuna2k
IVCanas20k
IVUpala4k
IVBelen5k
IVSamara1k
IVNandayure2k
IVSardinal3k
IVAltagracia3k
IVMoyogalpa4k
IVNandaime21k
IVBijagua1k
IVEl Rosario3k
IVMasachapa5k
IVDolores7k
IVSanta Teresa6k
IVSan Rafael del Sur30k
IVPuntarenas36k
IVSan Carlos13k
IVGranada89k
IVLos Chiles3k
IVChacarita26k
IVLa Paz de Oriente2k
IVJinotepe30k
IVDiriamba35k
IVTilaran7k
IVDiriomo10k
IVCarlos Fonseca Amador5k
IIISan Marcos23k
IIINiquinohomo8k
IIITisma5k
IIITipitapa127k
IIILa Concepcion7k
IIISanta Cruz12k
IIIMasaya130k
IIIPaquera2k
IIINindiri7k
IIITicuantepe13k
IIIDiria4k
IIISan Ramon11k
IIISan Miguelito4k
IIISan Juan de Oriente2k
IIIMorrito1k
IIICatarina2k
IIIFortuna3k
IIINandasmo7k
IIIMasatepe21k
IIIJuigalpa55k
IIIManagua973k
IIIEl Crucero16k
IIIOrotina6k
IIIEsparza16k
IIINagarote26k
IIICiudad Sandino70k
IIIEsquipulas2k
IIIEl Almendro3k
IIIParrita4k
IIIMiramar7k
IIIPital2k
IIILa Paz Centro23k
IIILa Paz Centro0
IIIPocosol3k
IIINueva Guinea53k
IIICorinto19k
IIISan Rafael4k
IIIJaco4k
IIIEl Ayote5k
IIINaranjo12k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIISanta Lucia2k
IIILeon145k
IIIVilla Sandino8k
IIIAtenas7k
IIITeustepe4k
IIIQuesada27k
IIILa Libertad3k
IIIEl Realejo6k
IIITelica9k
IIIQuezalguaque2k
IIICamoapa17k
IIIDesamparados14k
IIICarrillos4k
IIIBoaco29k
IIISantiago2k
IIIValle San Francisco2k
IIITerrabona2k
IIIPuerto Morazan8k
IIIPosoltega6k
IIILarreynaga8k
IIIMuelle de los Bueyes4k
IIIComalapa1k
IIIChichigalpa33k
IIISan Lorenzo9k
IIICuapa2k
IIISan Juan8k
IIIRio Segundo10k
IIISanta Rosa del Penon3k
IIIChinandega126k
IIIZarcero4k
IIIJuntas5k
IIIEl Viejo54k
IIIMatiguas11k
IIICiudad Dario13k
IIISantiago8k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIIJiquilillo4k
IIISan Rafael Abajo27k
IIISan Miguel29k
IIIRoxana2k
IIIColon10k
IIIBatan5k
IIISomotillo15k
IIITres Rios10k
IIISan Jose de los Remates2k
IIIMuy Muy5k
IIIMatina2k
IIICurridabat35k
IIITejar22k
IIIQuepos8k
IIIMonjaras7k
IIISabanilla1k
IIICartago27k
IIISanta Cruz1k
IIICiudad Choluteca76k
IIILos Llanitos1k
IIILaguna de Perlas7k
IIIEl Sauce12k
IIIGuapiles19k
IIILa Jicaral1k
IIISan Rafael Arriba15k
IIISan Juan de Dios15k
IIISan Rafael18k
IIIGranadilla13k
IIIAlajuelita14k
IIISan Dionisio4k
IIIPatarra24k
IIIPalmichal2k
IIIAlajuela47k
IIISan Juan de Limay5k
IIIBocana de Paiwas8k
IIISan Diego17k
IIIConcepcion14k
IIIGuacimo7k
IIITobosi4k
IIITucurrique3k
IIISan Ignacio3k
IIIBluefields44k
IIISan Marcos4k
IIINuevo Amanecer1k
IIIAchuapa3k
IIITurrialba29k
IIISalitrillos6k
IIIPocora5k
IIIAserri26k
IIISan Jeronimo2k
IIIMarcovia2k
IIISan Antonio11k
IIILa Asuncion4k
IIISan Pedro27k
IIILlorente7k
IIIIpis27k
IIINamasigue2k
IIIEl Cubolero1k
IIISan Ramon3k
IIISan Rafael25k
IIISan Felipe25k
IIIParaiso40k
IIIEscazu12k
IIILa Concordia2k
IIIPacayas2k
IIISan Rafael del Norte5k
IIIMercedes26k
IIICiudad Cortes4k
IIIPalacaguina4k
IIISan Jose335k
IIISan Francisco56k
IIISan Juan26k
IIISabanilla13k
IIIPurral30k
IIIGuadalupe26k
IIIColima16k
IIICalle Blancos21k
IIIAngeles1k
IIISan Lorenzo22k
IIIEl Triunfo7k
IIISan Vicente34k
IIISanta Ana8k
IIISan Pablo22k
IIISan Isidro35k
IIISalitral3k
IIISan Vicente de Moravia34k
IIISan Sebastian de Yali5k
IIIDaniel Flores10k
IIICot7k
IIIEl Tular2k
IIIWaslala7k
IIIRio Blanco17k
IIIJinotega51k
IIIPejibaye2k
IIIJicaro Galan1k
IIIAgua Fria3k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIICondega11k
IIIOrosi4k
IIIPueblo Nuevo5k
IIIAcoyapa11k
IIIMercedes5k
IIISiquirres18k
IIISanta Ana de Yusguare2k
IIILa Criba1k
IIIMatagalpa109k
IIILa Cruz de Rio Grande2k
IIISan Josecito12k
IIISan Rafael9k
IIIYalaguina2k
IIIHeredia22k
IIITelpaneca2k
IIIEl Obraje1k
IIISan Jose de Bocay2k
IIISan Jose de Las Conchas1k
IILas Sabanas1k
IIOrocuina2k
IILiure1k
IIBuenos Aires12k
IICorpus1k
IILa Suiza2k
IISan Marcos de Colon9k
IISomoto20k
IISan Juan de Rio Coco4k
IISan Jose de Cusmapa1k
IINacaome14k
IISan Miquel162k
IILa Union27k
IIIntipuca4k
IIPuerto El Triunfo19k
IIMoncagua2k
IIChirilagua6k
IIJiquilisco9k
IIEl Puente1k
IIAmapala2k
IISan Alejo5k
IIEl Transito9k
IIConcepcion Batres3k
IISan Rafael Oriente19k
IIUsulutan52k
IISanta Elena6k
IINueva Guadalupe6k
IISantiago de Maria15k
IIJucuaran2k
IISan Agustin2k
IIEl Rosario6k
IIEsteli96k
IIConchagua3k
IIZacatecoluca40k
IIOzatlan4k
IIJucuapa11k
IILolotique3k
IISantiago Nonualco9k
IIGolfito7k
IISan Pedro Masahuat3k
IIRama20k
IIChinameca9k
IIBerlin11k

(k = x1,000)


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