PAGER - M 5.1 - SPAIN

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: ORANGE

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 16:47:25 UTC (18:47:25 local)Location: 37.7° N, 1.7° WDepth: 1kmEvent Id: USC0003C5SAlert Version: 4Created: 2 days, 4 hours after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Orange alert level for economic losses. Significant damage is likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Spain. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response. Yellow alert level for shaking-related fatalities. Some casualties are possible.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
39
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
35
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
20
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
5
1 to 10 thousand (RED)1
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: ORANGE
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: ORANGE
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)1
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
8
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
25
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
35
1 to 10 billion (RED)
 
23
10 to 100 billion (RED)
 
7
100 billion + (RED)1

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*3k*2,350k*403k23k26k10k00
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
1980-10-103237.1IX (29k)3500
1987-01-263364.9VI (10k)1
2004-02-263534.9VI (2k)0

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
VIILorca86k
VAledo1k
VTotana27k
VLumbreras12k
VAguilas31k
VAlhama de Murcia18k
IVMurcia407k
IVCartagena201k
IVElx212k
IVAlmeria179k
IVAlacant316k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11976-09-26
04:29 UTC
5.638.78° N, 0.59° W
10km
ESVIII (15)00
21978-05-11
04:51 UTC
5.636.64° N, 2.54° W
26km
ESVII (185 k)00
31980-10-10
12:25 UTC
7.136.14° N, 1.4° E
12km
DZIX (29 k)35003500
41980-10-10
12:37 UTC
5.936.27° N, 1.5° E
9km
DZVIII (8 k)00
51980-10-10
15:39 UTC
6.236.21° N, 1.58° E
12km
DZIX (463)00
61980-11-08
07:54 UTC
5.236.15° N, 1.37° E
28km
DZVII (194 k)00
71980-12-07
17:37 UTC
5.636.06° N, 1.33° E
24km
DZVII (484 k)00
81982-11-15
20:07 UTC
5.235.59° N, 1.36° E
7km
DZVII (212)33
91987-01-26
11:11 UTC
4.935.92° N, 1.39° E
12km
DZVI (10 k)11
101989-10-29
19:09 UTC
5.936.71° N, 2.44° E
9km
DZVII (13 k)3535
111989-10-29
19:21 UTC
5.636.71° N, 2.44° E
17km
DZVII (10)00
121994-05-26
08:26 UTC
5.935.25° N, 4.1° W
4km
MAVIII (879)22
131994-08-18
01:13 UTC
5.835.46° N, 0.09° W
7km
DZVIII (264)159159
141999-02-02
13:45 UTC
5.238.06° N, 1.54° W
13km
ESVII (1 k)00
151999-12-22
17:36 UTC
5.635.21° N, 1.32° W
2km
DZVIII (12)2424
162004-02-24
02:27 UTC
6.335.2° N, 3.98° W
8km
MAIX (704)631631landslide
172004-02-25
12:44 UTC
5.235.23° N, 4.08° W
7km
MAVII (1 k)00
182004-02-26
12:07 UTC
4.935.25° N, 4.18° W
18km
MAVI (2 k)00
192004-03-07
06:37 UTC
5.135.17° N, 4.16° W
35km
MAVI (84 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VIILorca86k
VAledo1k
VTotana27k
VLumbreras12k
VAlhama de Murcia18k
VAguilas31k
VLibrilla4k
VPulpi7k
VPliego4k
VVelez Rubio7k
VVelez Blanco2k
VAlbudeite2k
VCehegin15k
VBullas12k
VMula16k
VAlcantarilla37k
VLas Torres de Cotillas18k
VMaria2k
VAlguazas8k
VCeuti9k
VLorqui6k
VCaravaca25k
VCampos del Rio2k
IVFuente-Alamo de Murcia14k
IVZurgena2k
IVTurre3k
IVTorre-Pacheco27k
IVArboleas3k
IVMazarron28k
IVFines2k
IVAlbox11k
IVChirivel2k
IVRicote1k
IVArchena16k
IVMolina de Segura55k
IVMoratalla9k
IVCalasparra10k
IVBlanca6k
IVBeniel10k
IVAbaran13k
IVLos Alcazares12k
IVCuevas del Almanzora11k
IVCantoria4k
IVOria2k
IVSan Javier26k
IVGarrucha7k
IVCieza34k
IVMojacar5k
IVHuercal-Overa16k
IVAbanilla6k
IVLubrin2k
IVMurcia407k
IVSan Pedro del Pinatar19k
IVPilar de la Horadada17k
IVSantomera13k
IVCarboneras7k
IVBenferri1k
IVOrihuela71k
IVOlula del Rio6k
IVJacarilla2k
IVAntas3k
IVCartagena201k
IVMacael6k
IVBenejuzar5k
IVRafal4k
IVOrce1k
IVLa Union15k
IVCox6k
IVGranja de Rocamora2k
IVFortuna8k
IVAlgorfa2k
IVAlbatera10k
IVPurchena2k
IVSocovos2k
IVNerpio2k
IVFormentera de Segura3k
IVCatral6k
IVAlmoradi16k
IVAlguena1k
IVSorbas3k
IVDolores7k
IVDaya Nueva1k
IVBenamaurel2k
IVRojales13k
IVHuescar8k
IVGalera1k
IVTijola4k
IVLa Mojonera8k
IVBigastro6k
IVLetur1k
IVRedovan7k
IVVera10k
IVSeron2k
IVCallosa de Segura17k
IVSan Miguel de Salinas6k
IVCastillejar2k
IVElx212k
IVElche de la Sierra4k
IVHondon de los Frailes1k
IVHellin30k
IVYeste4k
IVSanta Pola24k
IVJumilla24k
IVBenahadux3k
IVSalinas1k
IVMonforte del Cid6k
IVBenijofar3k
IVPinoso7k
IVNijar22k
IVLietor2k
IVRetamar4k
IVTabernas3k
IVTobarra8k
IVSax9k
IVMolinicos1k
IVHondon de las Nieves2k
IVCrevillente27k
IVCastril3k
IVCaniles5k
IVCortes de Baza2k
IVLos Montesinos3k
IVLa Romana2k
IVBaza22k
IVGergal1k
IVZujar3k
IVOntur2k
IVAspe18k
IVSegura de la Sierra2k
IVNovelda26k
IVMonovar13k
IVBogarra1k
IVRioja1k
IVFreila1k
IVYecla34k
IVRoquetas de Mar63k
IVRiopar2k
IVOrcera2k
IVGador3k
IVCuevas del Campo2k
IVElda57k
IVAlhama de Almeria3k
IVLa Puerta de Segura3k
IVAbla1k
IVMuchamiel18k
IVFinana2k
IVAbrucena1k
IVViator4k
IVAgost5k
IVSan Juan de Alicante20k
IVPuente de Genave2k
IVCanjayar2k
IVBeas de Segura5k
IVVillena34k
IVArroyo del Ojanco3k
IVAlcaraz2k
IVAguadulce14k
IVVicar17k
IVBiar4k
IVLaujar de Andarax2k
IVHuercal de Almeria11k
IVCastalla9k
IVTibi2k
IVOnil7k
IVJijona7k
IVIbi23k
IVAlbaladejo2k
IVTerrinches1k
IVEl Ejido66k
IVDalias4k
IVAlmeria179k
IVAlacant316k
IIITorrevieja77k

(k = x1,000)


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