PAGER - M 5.8 - GUATEMALA

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: YELLOW

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 18:34:00 UTC (12:34:00 local)Location: 14.3° N, 90.1° WDepth: 9kmEvent Id: USC0005WX9Alert Version: 2Created: 1 day, 20 hours after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past yellow alerts have required a local or regional level response. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Guatemala.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
33
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
35
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
23
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
7
1 to 10 thousand (RED)1
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
33
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
35
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
23
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
7
1 to 10 billion (RED)1
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---*4,813k*14,987k1,710k139k19k8200
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
1976-02-041527.5IX (80k)22778
1976-02-04645.4V (2m)0
1978-07-291034.9VII (14k)17

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and fires that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VIISan Jose Acatempa6k
VIOratorio10k
VIQuesada2k
VICasillas9k
VINueva Santa Rosa10k
VISanta Rosa de Lima6k
VVilla Nueva407k
IVGuatemala City995k
IVMixco473k
IVSoyapango330k
IVSan Salvador526k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-06-07
18:34 UTC
5.714.42° N, 91.72° W
32km
GTVII (150 k)00
21976-02-04
09:01 UTC
7.515.3° N, 89.15° W
13km
GTIX (80 k)2277822778tsunami
31976-02-04
09:30 UTC
5.414.81° N, 90.47° W
60km
GTV (2,086 k)00
41976-02-08
08:13 UTC
5.615.67° N, 88.52° W
4km
GTVII (41 k)00
51976-03-13
16:30 UTC
5.414.73° N, 91.01° W
15km
GTVII (43 k)44landslide
61977-09-10
10:21 UTC
5.513.96° N, 91.67° W
25km
GTVII (15 k)00
71978-02-22
06:07 UTC
6.314.27° N, 91.4° W
67km
GTVII (121 k)22
81978-07-29
14:37 UTC
4.914.76° N, 90.99° W
15km
GTVII (14 k)1717
91978-08-18
15:35 UTC
6.214.34° N, 91.47° W
83km
GTVI (453 k)00
101979-10-09
07:49 UTC
514.2° N, 90.33° W
15km
GTVII (7)00landslide
111979-10-27
14:35 UTC
6.813.83° N, 90.84° W
62km
GTVIII (18 k)77
121979-10-27
21:43 UTC
6.813.76° N, 90.72° W
64km
GTVIII (54 k)00
131980-08-09
05:45 UTC
6.515.91° N, 88.49° W
16km
GTIX (116)22
141982-01-12
05:48 UTC
6.113.17° N, 87.54° W
8km
HNVIII (454)00
151982-04-06
15:49 UTC
5.814.22° N, 91.93° W
25km
GTVIII (102)00
161982-04-06
19:56 UTC
6.714.27° N, 92.02° W
45km
GTVII (340 k)00
171982-06-19
06:21 UTC
7.313.34° N, 89.31° W
73km
SVVIII (220 k)4343landslide
181982-09-29
05:50 UTC
5.614.49° N, 89.1° W
14km
HNVIII (5)33
191983-12-02
03:09 UTC
714.06° N, 91.91° W
35km
GTVIII (78 k)00
201984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
211985-10-11
03:39 UTC
4.515.3° N, 90.86° W
5km
GTVI (14 k)00
221986-10-10
17:49 UTC
5.713.8° N, 89.16° W
11km
SVVIII (30 k)9501500landslide
231987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
241988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
251990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
261991-06-21
06:27 UTC
5.813.41° N, 89.64° W
71km
SVVI (14 k)01fire
271991-09-18
09:48 UTC
6.214.61° N, 90.93° W
11km
GTIX (9 k)2525landslide
281993-09-03
03:16 UTC
5.514.54° N, 92.68° W
23km
MXVI (68 k)00
291993-09-03
12:35 UTC
6.714.6° N, 92.78° W
27km
MXVIII (2)00
301993-09-10
19:12 UTC
7.214.76° N, 92.64° W
34km
MXVIII (6 k)11landslide
311993-09-19
14:10 UTC
6.414.31° N, 93.32° W
19km
MXV (836 k)00
321995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
331995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
341996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
351997-07-06
20:13 UTC
5.816.15° N, 87.97° W
15km
BZV (1,225 k)00
361997-08-24
00:59 UTC
5.613.39° N, 89.42° W
38km
SVVII (15 k)00
371998-01-10
08:20 UTC
6.614.45° N, 91.52° W
74km
GTVII (641 k)00landslide
381998-03-03
02:24 UTC
6.114.45° N, 91.35° W
44km
GTVII (443 k)00
391998-05-10
06:05 UTC
6.313.72° N, 90.81° W
25km
GTVII (39 k)00
401998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
411999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
421999-05-08
22:12 UTC
614.19° N, 91.9° W
40km
GTVII (239 k)00
431999-06-06
07:08 UTC
6.213.91° N, 90.75° W
35km
GTVII (251 k)00
441999-07-11
14:14 UTC
6.715.8° N, 88.29° W
20km
GTIX (2 k)11
452001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
462001-01-15
05:09 UTC
5.613.17° N, 88.83° W
39km
SVVII (10 k)00
472001-01-16
08:22 UTC
5.612.99° N, 88.55° W
37km
SVVII (112)00
482001-01-16
10:58 UTC
5.613.04° N, 88.64° W
44km
SVVI (79 k)00
492001-02-13
14:22 UTC
6.513.6° N, 89° W
11km
SVIX (608 k)315315landslide
502001-02-17
20:25 UTC
4.113.79° N, 89.11° W
10km
SVVI (5)11landslide
512001-03-29
06:54 UTC
5.712.98° N, 88.94° W
40km
SVVI (71 k)00
522001-05-08
18:02 UTC
5.713.53° N, 88.83° W
26km
SVVII (562 k)11landslide
532001-08-10
05:43 UTC
5.414.17° N, 91.99° W
23km
GTVII (24 k)00
542001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
552002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
562003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
572004-11-20
22:01 UTC
6.313.38° N, 90.14° W
41km
SVVII (160 k)00
582005-09-23
13:48 UTC
5.916.18° N, 87.48° W
29km
HNVI (192 k)00
592006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
602007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
612007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VIISan Jose Acatempa6k
VIOratorio10k
VIQuesada2k
VICasillas9k
VINueva Santa Rosa10k
VISanta Rosa de Lima6k
VSan Rafael Las Flores3k
VCuilapa16k
VSanta Maria Ixhuatan4k
VJutiapa34k
VMataquescuintla8k
VJalpatagua10k
VBarberena31k
VSanta Cruz Naranjo6k
VEl Progreso7k
VMonjas10k
VSan Juan Tecuaco2k
VConguaco3k
VComapa1k
VMoyuta8k
VChiquimulilla13k
VJalapa46k
VPueblo Nuevo Vinas4k
VEl Adelanto2k
VSan Jose Pinula47k
VZapotitlan2k
VVilla Canales122k
VSan Pedro Pinula3k
VPetapa141k
VPasaco2k
VGuazacapan7k
VYupiltepeque3k
VPalencia19k
VAmatitlan72k
VVilla Nueva407k
VSanta Catarina Pinula68k
IVSan Manuel Chaparron3k
IVSanta Catarina Mita11k
IVTaxisco7k
IVAtescatempa12k
IVAsuncion Mita16k
IVSansare4k
IVSan Antonio La Paz8k
IVSan Vicente Pacaya7k
IVJerez4k
IVSanarate16k
IVChalchuapa32k
IVSan Jose del Golfo5k
IVTacuba5k
IVGuatemala City995k
IVGuanagazapa3k
IVAhuachapan34k
IVSan Luis Jilotepeque10k
IVChinautla97k
IVAgua Blanca3k
IVSan Raimundo9k
IVCahabon5k
IVSan Francisco Menendez1k
IVSantiago Sacatepequez24k
IVCandelaria de La Frontera6k
IVMixco473k
IVGuastatoya13k
IVAtiquizaya9k
IVSan Pedro Ayampuc47k
IVFraijanes28k
IVSan Lucas Sacatepequez18k
IVPalin31k
IVConcepcion de Ataco8k
IVIztapa4k
IVMasagua10k
IVMorazan3k
IVUsumatlan5k
IVIpala5k
IVSan Pedro Sacatepequez14k
IVChuarrancho7k
IVJujutla2k
IVEscuintla103k
IVEl Tejar16k
IVChimaltenango82k
IVSanta Lucia Milpas Altas13k
IVSan Juan Sacatepequez137k
IVMagdalena Milpas Altas6k
IVSan Bartolome Milpas Altas6k
IVEl Jicaro4k
IVJuayua10k
IVPuerto San Jose19k
IVGuaymango2k
IVSan Cristobal Acasaguastlan2k
IVSan Agustin Acasaguastlan10k
IVTexistepeque2k
IVSanta Ana177k
IVTeculutan6k
IVSanto Domingo Xenacoj9k
IVLa Democracia5k
IVAcajutla23k
IVAlotenango17k
IVNahuizalco7k
IVSan Jose La Arada2k
IVCabanas5k
IVComalapa21k
IVMetapan19k
IVSan Jacinto2k
IVEl Chol2k
IVSumpango21k
IVConcepcion Las Minas1k
IVEstanzuela9k
IVSan Pablo Tacachico3k
IVSan Antonio del Monte9k
IVSan Jeronimo8k
IVHuite3k
IVSan Juan Opico7k
IVIzalco19k
IVQuezaltepeque4k
IVChiquimula42k
IVSonzacate15k
IVSonsonate59k
IVCoatepeque6k
IVSan Miguel Duenas8k
IVPatzun19k
IVLa Gomera24k
IVEl Congo9k
IVSan Andres Itzapa19k
IVZaragoza9k
IVYepocapa9k
IVPachalum2k
IVSan Miguel Chicaj14k
IVSan Martin Jilotepeque10k
IVSan Juan Ermita2k
IVRabinal11k
IVParramos10k
IVEsquipulas21k
IVAcatenango7k
IVSan Antonio Aguas Calientes8k
IVCiudad Vieja30k
IVSanta Cruz Balanya8k
IVPatzicia16k
IVNueva Concepcion10k
IVSanta Lucia Cotzumalguapa62k
IVCiudad Arce10k
IVAguilares21k
IVZacapa36k
IVOlopa2k
IVArmenia15k
IVSanta Catarina Palopo3k
IVPanajachel13k
IVSanta Maria de Jesus16k
IVSanta Cruz Verapaz6k
IVSan Jose Poaquil6k
IVJocotan5k
IVCamotan2k
IVCubulco10k
IVSan Cristobal Verapaz20k
IVRio Hondo6k
IVSanta Lucia1k
IVAntigua Ocotepeque2k
IVSantiago Atitlan33k
IVPurulha5k
IVJoyabaj13k
IVApopa112k
IVSanta Apolonia2k
IVPochuta4k
IVTecpan Guatemala22k
IVRio Bravo8k
IVNueva Concepcion11k
IVSinuapa2k
IVNueva Ocotepeque9k
IVTucuru5k
IVPastores10k
IVJocotenango18k
IVSensenti2k
IVSan Francisco del Valle2k
IVTamahu1k
IVSanta Cruz del Quiche24k
IVQuezaltepeque29k
IVEl Paisnal2k
IVTactic9k
IVSanta Catarina Barahona3k
IVSan Antonio Palopo4k
IVPueblo Nuevo Tiquisate18k
IVZacualpa9k
IVSan Lucas Toliman15k
IVSan Juan Bautista3k
IVPatzite1k
IVPatulul14k
IVSan Andres Semetabaj3k
IVLa Union4k
IVCucuyagua3k
IVGuazapa11k
IVSanta Barbara13k
IVConcepcion3k
IVCanilla2k
IVSan Fernando1k
IVSanto Domingo Suchitepequez6k
IVGualan19k
IVLa Encarnacion1k
IVSolola45k
IVSenahu6k
IVSan Juan Chamelco12k
IVChichicastenango80k
IVLa Labor1k
IVSoyapango330k
IVNuevo Cuscatlan6k
IVNueva San Salvador125k
IVSanta Cruz La Laguna1k
IVChiche2k
IVZaragoza12k
IVEl Rosario6k
IVChinique3k
IVDulce Nombre4k
IVDolores1k
IVTonacatepeque6k
IVSuchitoto6k
IVSan Pedro La Laguna10k
IVSan Juan La Laguna5k
IVSan Andres Sajcabaja2k
IVPanzos26k
IVChicacao20k
IVAyutuxtepeque25k
IVSanta Lucia Utatlan1k
IVSan Pedro Carcha13k
IVSan Pablo La Laguna6k
IVSan Marcos La Laguna3k
IVCoban53k
IVSan Marcos5k
IVLa Libertad17k
IVLucerna1k
IVRosario de Mora5k
IVSanta Maria Visitacion1k
IVSanta Clara La Laguna5k
IVLanquin2k
IVEl Transito1k
IVChalatenango19k
IVAntiguo Cuscatlan34k
IVSan Miguel Panan2k
IVChicaman2k
IVSan Francisco de Cones1k
IVTecoluca3k
IVSanto Tomas La Union7k
IVSan Pedro Jocopilas1k
IVSan Jose El Idolo2k
IVCololaca1k
IVTenancingo1k
IVUspantan5k
IVSan Bartolome Jocotenango2k
IVSan Antonio Suchitepequez11k
IVRetalhuleu37k
IVNahuala28k
IVEl Corpus1k
IVCorquin5k
IVSan Bernardino6k
IVChahal7k
IVSan Agustin2k
IVOlocuilta6k
IVMejicanos160k
IVSanta Catarina Ixtahuacan15k
IVSan Pablo Jocopilas20k
IVSan Antonio Ilotenango2k
IVSanto Tomas15k
IVYaruchel1k
IVBelen Gualcho2k
IVPanchimalco7k
IVSanta Lucia La Reforma1k
IVSamayac9k
IVSacapulas12k
IVCunen8k
IVBuenos Aires1k
IVSan Martin39k
IVIlopango39k
IVCojutepeque48k
IVTotonicapan70k
IVSan Lorenzo2k
IVSan Gabriel4k
IVMazatenango44k
IVOjos de Agua1k
IVSan Pedro Masahuat3k
IVZunilito3k
IVSanta Maria Chiquimula7k
IVSan Francisco Zapotitlan14k
IVLos Amates3k
IVCantel26k
IVZunil10k
IVSalcaja12k
IVSanta Rita3k
IVSan Jeronimo1k
IVLa Zumbadora1k
IVLa Playona1k
IVEl Achiotal1k
IVSan Juan Cotzal11k
IVSan Cristobal Totonicapan4k
IVPueblo Nuevo3k
IVSanta Rosa de Copan28k
IVSan Joaquin1k
IVSan Sebastian7k
IVSan Francisco El Alto54k
IVSan Andres Xecul12k
IVSan Andres Villa Seca5k
IVQuetzaltenango132k
IVMomostenango32k
IVCuyotenango11k
IVAlmolonga12k
IVLa Virtud1k
IVEl Ocoton1k
IVAgua Caliente1k
IVSantiago Nonualco9k
IVSan Salvador526k
IVDelgado72k
IVCuscatancingo44k
IVNebaj23k
IVEl Palmar15k
IVEl Estor16k
IVChamperico8k
IVTras Cerros4k
IVFlorida5k
IVSanta Cruz Mulua3k
IVSan Martin Zapotitlan4k
IVSan Felipe9k
IVMorales19k
IVChajul12k
IVVeracruz1k
IVSan Juan de Planes1k
IVSan Sebastian15k
IVSan Bartolo1k
IVSan Juan de Opoa2k
IVQuezailica1k
IVSan Vicente37k
IVSan Marcos55k
IVSan Mateo6k
IVSan Francisco La Union1k
IVLa Esperanza16k
IVChisec17k
IVTrinidad de Copan2k
IVZacatecoluca40k
IVApastepeque6k
IIISan Carlos Sija7k
IIIOstuncalco29k
IIIConcepcion Chiquirichapa8k
IIIAguacatan6k
IIISan Nicolas2k
IIISan Jose de Copan2k
IIIPueblo Nuevo1k
IIICasa Quemada1k
IIIVictoria2k
IIIJiquilisco9k
IIISan Miguel Siguila8k
IIISan Martin Sacatepequez4k
IIISensuntepeque20k
IIINuevo San Carlos19k
IIICajola3k
IIINaranjito4k
IIILas Tejeras1k
IIILa Entrada15k
IIIGracias8k
IIIEl Ciruelo3k
IIIPuerto El Triunfo19k
IIISibilia1k
IIIPajapita8k
IIIEl Asintal6k
IIIMalacatancito2k
IIIAntigua Guatemala39k
IIILepaera3k
IIILa Libertad1k
IIIHuitan10k
IIIColomba19k
IIIProteccion2k
IIIConcepcion de la Barranca1k
IIIChalmeca2k
IIIChapeltique3k
IIIPalestina de los Altos2k
IIIHuehuetenango79k
IIIChiantla8k
IIICabrican12k
IIIErandique2k
IIIFlores Costa Cuca12k
IIILos Tangos1k
IIIEl Corozal1k
IIIBerlin1k
IIISan Cristobal Cucho9k
IIISan Antonio Sacatepequez2k
IIILivingston14k
IIILa Reforma5k
IIIGenova4k
IIIEl Quetzal12k
IIITaragual1k
IIISan Jose de Tarros2k
IIICamalote1k
IIICallejones1k
IIISan Pedro Sacatepequez40k
IIIPuerto Barrios57k
IIIComitancillo20k
IIISan Luis Ixcan8k
IIIEsquipulas Palo Gordo2k
IIICoatepeque46k
IIIAtima2k
IIISan Sebastian Huehuetenango1k
IIISan Marcos25k
IIILa Union3k
IIICamasca1k
IIISan Miquel162k
IIISan Agustin2k
IIISan Juan Ixcoy3k
IIINuevo Progreso8k
IIISula3k
IIIJoconal1k
IIIBerlin11k
IIITejutla3k
IIIJiquinlaca1k
IIIEl Nispero2k
IIIPunta Gorda5k
IIISan Rafael Pie de La Cuesta4k
IIISan Miguel Ixtahuacan4k
IIISan Juan Atitan2k
IIIEl Tumbador8k
IIIPotrerillos1k
IIISesori1k
IIISantiago de Maria15k
IIITajumulco4k
IIISan Rafael Petzal2k
IIIConcepcion Tutuapa1k
IIIBarillas14k
IIIYamaranguila1k
IIINueva Jalapa1k
IIILoma Alta1k
IIIAzacualpa6k
IIIAgualote2k
IIIOzatlan4k
IIITodos Santos Cuchumatan3k
IIISoloma11k
IIISanta Eulalia5k
IIIEl Rodeo2k
IIIColotenango2k
IIISan Nicolas4k
IIISan Luis6k
IIIArada3k
IIISantiago Chimaltenango3k
IIIIxchiguan2k
IIISan Vicente Centenario2k
IIILa Flecha2k
IIICopan6k
IIIJucuapa11k
IIICiudad Barrios8k
IIISan Pablo14k
IIIMalacatan15k
IIIIxtahuacan4k
IIISan Jose de Colinas4k
IIILa Esperanza5k
IIIIntibuca14k
IIICuyamel5k
IIIUsulutan52k
IIINueva Guadalupe6k
IIILolotique3k
IIISan Rafael La Independencia1k
IIICatarina3k
IIISanta Barbara15k
IIISan Marcos4k
IIIGualjoco1k
IIICeguaca1k
IIISanta Elena6k
IIIChinameca9k
IIISan Pedro Necta4k
IIISan Miguel Acatan3k
IIISan Mateo Ixtatan13k
IIISan Luis7k
IIIConcepcion9k
IIISanta Rita2k
IIIQuimistan4k
IIICorrederos1k
IIIConcepcion del Sur1k
IIIConcepcion Batres3k
IIISibinal2k
IIISan Jose Ojetenan1k
IIITrinidad4k
IIIPinalejo4k
IIISan Rafael Oriente19k
IIIGuatajiagua5k
IIIEl Transito9k
IIILa Libertad6k
IIIPetoa1k
IIIIlama2k
IIIMoncagua2k
IIIJacaltenango34k
IIIGuacamaya1k
IIITacana6k
IIISan Antonio Huista6k
IIICuilco2k
IIISanta Ana Huista2k
IIILaguna Verde1k
IIINenton3k
IIILa Trinitaria7k
IIIJucuaran2k
IIINaco4k
IIICofradia20k
IIIRio Chiquito1k

(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.