PAGER - M 5.6 - 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?Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 20:11:08 UTC (14:11:08 local)Location: 10.8° N, 85° WDepth: 62kmEvent Id: USC0004V7QAlert Version: 1Created: 33 minutes, 52 seconds 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)
 
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---*6,310k*1,149k206k00000
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
1991-04-222467.6VII (213k)75
1993-07-101875.8VIII (893)1
2004-04-072175.4VI (3k)0

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
VUpala4k
VBijagua1k
VBagaces4k
VCanas20k
VFortuna2k
IIISan Jose335k
IIIGranada89k
IIIMasaya130k
IIITipitapa127k
IIIManagua973k
IILeon145k

(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
51979-07-01
20:38 UTC
6.28.38° N, 82.85° W
29km
PAVIII (29 k)00
61979-08-24
04:26 UTC
6.48.93° N, 83.48° W
43km
CRVII (68 k)00
71982-01-12
05:48 UTC
6.113.17° N, 87.54° W
8km
HNVIII (454)00
81982-08-17
18:24 UTC
5.89.52° N, 84.08° W
42km
CRVII (12 k)00
91983-04-03
02:50 UTC
7.48.72° N, 83.13° W
57km
CRVIII (22 k)11
101983-05-09
15:53 UTC
6.28.25° N, 82.93° W
40km
PAVII (92 k)00
111983-07-03
17:14 UTC
6.39.63° N, 83.69° W
14km
CRIX (447)22landslide
121983-09-23
23:44 UTC
5.68.39° N, 83.4° W
42km
CRVII (1)00
131983-10-12
03:39 UTC
68.06° N, 82.67° W
29km
PAVII (48 k)00
141984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
151985-12-16
02:44 UTC
6.111.72° N, 85.88° W
35km
NIVII (329 k)00landslide
161987-10-04
08:15 UTC
6.110.8° N, 85.93° W
41km
CRVII (1 k)00
171987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
181988-05-06
14:46 UTC
6.611.49° N, 85.91° W
87km
NIVII (70 k)00
191990-03-25
13:16 UTC
6.49.85° N, 84.77° W
33km
CRVIII (26 k)00
201990-03-25
13:22 UTC
7.39.94° N, 84.78° W
22km
CRVIII (716 k)00landslide
211990-04-03
22:57 UTC
6.811.43° N, 86.3° W
50km
NIVIII (1 k)00
221990-04-28
01:23 UTC
6.48.92° N, 83.48° W
26km
CRVIII (11 k)00
231990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
241990-07-23
05:27 UTC
5.59.49° N, 84.57° W
25km
CRVII (16 k)00
251990-12-22
17:27 UTC
5.99.98° N, 84.23° W
11km
CRVIII (188 k)11
261991-04-22
21:56 UTC
7.69.67° N, 83.07° W
13km
CRVII (213 k)7575landslide, liquefaction, tsunami
271991-04-24
19:13 UTC
6.19.77° N, 83.52° W
1km
CRVIII (2 k)00
281991-05-04
03:42 UTC
6.29.55° N, 82.44° W
6km
PAVIII (14 k)22liquefaction
291991-05-27
18:40 UTC
5.79.53° N, 82.62° W
38km
CRVII (47 k)00
301992-03-07
01:53 UTC
6.510.23° N, 84.3° W
79km
CRVII (8 k)01
311992-09-02
00:16 UTC
7.611.73° N, 87.39° W
40km
NIVII (593 k)0184tsunami
321992-09-13
10:53 UTC
5.511.52° N, 86.75° W
15km
NIV (578 k)00
331993-07-10
20:40 UTC
5.89.82° N, 83.61° W
16km
CRVIII (893)11landslide
341993-11-22
22:43 UTC
5.911.71° N, 86.09° W
112km
NIV (1,660 k)01
351994-03-12
23:00 UTC
5.611.86° N, 86.83° W
35km
NIVII (14)00
361994-10-31
22:59 UTC
5.68.99° N, 83.35° W
15km
CRVII (2 k)00
371995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
381996-03-03
14:55 UTC
6.611.73° N, 86.87° W
24km
NIVII (94 k)00
391996-03-03
16:37 UTC
6.711.97° N, 86.73° W
28km
NIVIII (46 k)00
401996-08-28
17:16 UTC
5.99.43° N, 84.23° W
29km
CRVIII (3 k)00
411996-09-04
19:06 UTC
6.29.42° N, 84.2° W
18km
CRIX (16)00
421996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
431997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
441998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
451998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
461998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
471999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
481999-08-20
10:02 UTC
6.99.3° N, 84.05° W
19km
CRIX (9 k)00
491999-08-21
10:49 UTC
5.89.08° N, 83.97° W
34km
CRVII (258)00
502000-02-20
08:27 UTC
5.69.03° N, 84.04° W
28km
CRVI (19 k)00
512000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
522000-07-21
01:53 UTC
6.49.33° N, 85.31° W
17km
CRVI (7 k)00
532000-08-13
07:04 UTC
5.412.05° N, 82.85° W
12km
NIV (6 k)00
542001-11-09
00:47 UTC
69.71° N, 82.25° W
17km
PAVI (10 k)00
552002-06-16
02:46 UTC
6.48.77° N, 83.92° W
14km
CRVII (125)00
562002-08-03
02:39 UTC
5.88.23° N, 82.86° W
16km
PAVIII (23 k)00
572003-12-25
07:11 UTC
6.58.36° N, 82.84° W
34km
PAVIII (53 k)22
582004-01-07
10:42 UTC
5.58.38° N, 82.73° W
39km
PAVII (14 k)00
592004-02-04
11:59 UTC
6.18.35° N, 82.89° W
19km
PAIX (1 k)00
602004-03-02
03:47 UTC
6.211.65° N, 86.9° W
28km
NIVII (47 k)00
612004-04-07
20:23 UTC
5.49.1° N, 84.01° W
43km
CRVI (3 k)00
622004-04-29
00:57 UTC
6.210.72° N, 86.03° W
18km
CRVII (6)00
632004-10-09
21:26 UTC
6.911.4° N, 86.7° W
35km
NIVIII (7)00
642004-11-20
08:07 UTC
6.49.58° N, 84.13° W
16km
CRIX (478)88landslide
652005-06-30
21:26 UTC
5.98.42° N, 82.87° W
38km
PAVII (135 k)00
662005-07-02
02:16 UTC
6.611.27° N, 86.24° W
27km
NIVII (10 k)00
672005-08-03
11:03 UTC
6.311.27° N, 85.53° W
11km
NIVIII (3 k)00
682006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
692006-05-01
07:47 UTC
5.98.15° N, 82.88° W
13km
PAVIII (2 k)00
702006-05-01
09:13 UTC
5.58.12° N, 82.87° W
10km
PAVIII (38)00
712007-03-14
21:59 UTC
5.511.51° N, 86.59° W
35km
NIVI (34 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VUpala4k
VSan Jose31k
VBijagua1k
VBagaces4k
VCanas20k
VFortuna2k
VLos Chiles3k
VSan Carlos13k
VTilaran7k
VLiberia45k
IVJuntas5k
IVFortuna3k
IVPocosol3k
IVSan Miguelito4k
IVSardinal3k
IVSanta Cruz12k
IVNandayure2k
IVCardenas1k
IVLa Cruz4k
IVBelen3k
IVPital2k
IVQuesada27k
IVPuntarenas36k
IVMiramar7k
IVChacarita26k
IVMorrito1k
IVNicoya15k
IVEsparza16k
IVHojancha2k
IVZarcero4k
IVEl Almendro3k
IVSan Ramon11k
IVSan Rafael4k
IVRio Segundo10k
IVNaranjo12k
IVSan Jorge7k
IVSantiago2k
IVEsquipulas2k
IVMoyogalpa4k
IVSamara1k
IVRivas30k
IVSan Juan del Sur8k
IVSan Juan8k
IVBuenos Aires2k
IVPaquera2k
IVNueva Guinea53k
IVAltagracia3k
IVDesamparados14k
IVOrotina6k
IVAtenas7k
IVTola3k
IVSan Rafael18k
IIISabanilla1k
IIICarrillos4k
IIIAcoyapa11k
IIIJaco4k
IIIAlajuela47k
IIIPotosi5k
IIIBelen5k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIISantiago8k
IIISan Felipe25k
IIIAlajuelita14k
IIISan Antonio11k
IIIColon10k
IIISanta Ana8k
IIISan Rafael Abajo27k
IIISalitral3k
IIIRoxana2k
IIICurridabat35k
IIIPalmichal2k
IIIJuigalpa55k
IIIVilla Sandino8k
IIIEscazu12k
IIISan Pedro27k
IIISan Jose335k
IIIGuadalupe26k
IIIColima16k
IIICalle Blancos21k
IIISan Rafael Arriba15k
IIISan Juan de Dios15k
IIISan Ignacio3k
IIILa Asuncion4k
IIIAserri26k
IIITejar22k
IIINandaime21k
IIILlorente7k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIISalitrillos6k
IIISan Miguel29k
IIIConcepcion14k
IIIParrita4k
IIITres Rios10k
IIISan Rafael25k
IIISan Diego17k
IIIPatarra24k
IIIGuapiles19k
IIISabanilla13k
IIIPurral30k
IIIPacayas2k
IIIGranadilla13k
IIIGranada89k
IIITobosi4k
IIIIpis27k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIIMuelle de los Bueyes4k
IIISan Vicente34k
IIISan Vicente de Moravia34k
IIICartago27k
IIISan Juan de Oriente2k
IIINiquinohomo8k
IIIEl Ayote5k
IIICatarina2k
IIIGuacimo7k
IIICot7k
IIILa Libertad3k
IIISan Francisco56k
IIIQuepos8k
IIIRama20k
IIISan Marcos4k
IIIParaiso40k
IIIOrosi4k
IIILa Paz de Oriente2k
IIIDiriomo10k
IIIDiria4k
IIITisma5k
IIISanta Teresa6k
IIIPocora5k
IIICuapa2k
IIIJinotepe30k
IIITurrialba29k
IIIMercedes26k
IIIHeredia22k
IIIComalapa1k
IIITucurrique3k
IIIMasatepe21k
IIINandasmo7k
IIIMasaya130k
IIIDolores7k
IIIDiriamba35k
IIISan Marcos23k
IIISiquirres18k
IIIBluefields44k
IIIPejibaye2k
IIISan Rafael del Sur30k
IIINindiri7k
IIILa Concepcion7k
IIITipitapa127k
IIIEl Rosario3k
IIISan Juan26k
IIIAngeles1k
IIILa Suiza2k
IIITeustepe4k
IIICamoapa17k
IIIBoaco29k
IIIBatan5k
IIIMatina2k
IIITicuantepe13k
IIISan Lorenzo9k
IIIEl Crucero16k
IIICarlos Fonseca Amador5k
IIIDaniel Flores10k
IIIManagua973k
IISanta Lucia2k
IICiudad Sandino70k
IISan Isidro35k
IILaguna de Perlas7k
IISan Jose de los Remates2k
IIPuerto Limon63k
IIValle San Francisco2k
IINagarote26k
IIMercedes5k
IILa Paz Centro23k
IICiudad Dario13k
IICiudad Cortes4k
IITerrabona2k
IICorn Island8k
IILarreynaga8k
IILeon145k
IIBuenos Aires12k
IITelica9k
IIQuezalguaque2k
IILa Jicaral1k
IIPosoltega6k
IISan Rafael9k
IISan Pablo22k
IISan Josecito12k

(k = x1,000)


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