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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 27th, 2012 at 05:38:04 UTC (23:38:04 local)Location: 12.3° N, 88.6° WDepth: 35kmEvent Id: USC000C816Alert Version: 1Created: 1 week, 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)
 
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---*9,802k*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 vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1991-06-211655.8VI (14k)0
2001-02-171744.1VI (5)1
1986-10-101775.7VIII (30k)950

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
IIIPuerto El Triunfo19k
IIIJiquilisco9k
IIIJucuaran2k
IIIChirilagua6k
IIIIntipuca4k
IIIUsulutan52k
IIISan Miquel162k
IIISoyapango330k
IIISan Salvador526k
IISanta Ana177k
IITegucigalpa851k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11976-02-04
09:01 UTC
7.515.3° N, 89.15° W
13km
GTIX (80 k)2277822778tsunami
21976-02-04
09:30 UTC
5.414.81° N, 90.47° W
60km
GTV (2,086 k)00
31976-02-08
08:13 UTC
5.615.67° N, 88.52° W
4km
GTVII (41 k)00
41976-03-13
16:30 UTC
5.414.73° N, 91.01° W
15km
GTVII (43 k)44landslide
51977-09-10
10:21 UTC
5.513.96° N, 91.67° W
25km
GTVII (15 k)00
61978-02-22
06:07 UTC
6.314.27° N, 91.4° W
67km
GTVII (121 k)22
71978-07-29
14:37 UTC
4.914.76° N, 90.99° W
15km
GTVII (14 k)1717
81978-08-18
15:35 UTC
6.214.34° N, 91.47° W
83km
GTVI (453 k)00
91979-10-09
07:49 UTC
514.2° N, 90.33° W
15km
GTVII (7)00landslide
101979-10-27
14:35 UTC
6.813.83° N, 90.84° W
62km
GTVIII (18 k)77
111979-10-27
21:43 UTC
6.813.76° N, 90.72° W
64km
GTVIII (54 k)00
121982-01-12
05:48 UTC
6.113.17° N, 87.54° W
8km
HNVIII (454)00
131982-06-19
06:21 UTC
7.313.34° N, 89.31° W
73km
SVVIII (220 k)4343landslide
141982-09-29
05:50 UTC
5.614.49° N, 89.1° W
14km
HNVIII (5)33
151984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
161985-12-16
02:44 UTC
6.111.72° N, 85.88° W
35km
NIVII (329 k)00landslide
171986-10-10
17:49 UTC
5.713.8° N, 89.16° W
11km
SVVIII (30 k)9501500landslide
181987-10-04
08:15 UTC
6.110.8° N, 85.93° W
41km
CRVII (1 k)00
191987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
201988-05-06
14:46 UTC
6.611.49° N, 85.91° W
87km
NIVII (70 k)00
211988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
221990-04-03
22:57 UTC
6.811.43° N, 86.3° W
50km
NIVIII (1 k)00
231990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
241991-06-21
06:27 UTC
5.813.41° N, 89.64° W
71km
SVVI (14 k)01fire
251991-09-18
09:48 UTC
6.214.61° N, 90.93° W
11km
GTIX (9 k)2525landslide
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
281993-11-22
22:43 UTC
5.911.71° N, 86.09° W
112km
NIV (1,660 k)01
291994-03-12
23:00 UTC
5.611.86° N, 86.83° W
35km
NIVII (14)00
301995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
311995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
321996-03-03
14:55 UTC
6.611.73° N, 86.87° W
24km
NIVII (94 k)00
331996-03-03
16:37 UTC
6.711.97° N, 86.73° W
28km
NIVIII (46 k)00
341996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
351996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
361997-08-24
00:59 UTC
5.613.39° N, 89.42° W
38km
SVVII (15 k)00
371997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
381998-01-10
08:20 UTC
6.614.45° N, 91.52° W
74km
GTVII (641 k)00landslide
391998-03-03
02:24 UTC
6.114.45° N, 91.35° W
44km
GTVII (443 k)00
401998-05-10
06:05 UTC
6.313.72° N, 90.81° W
25km
GTVII (39 k)00
411998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
421998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
431998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
441999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
451999-06-06
07:08 UTC
6.213.91° N, 90.75° W
35km
GTVII (251 k)00
461999-07-11
14:14 UTC
6.715.8° N, 88.29° W
20km
GTIX (2 k)11
472000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
482001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
492001-01-15
05:09 UTC
5.613.17° N, 88.83° W
39km
SVVII (10 k)00
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
522001-02-13
14:22 UTC
6.513.6° N, 89° W
11km
SVIX (608 k)315315landslide
532001-02-17
20:25 UTC
4.113.79° N, 89.11° W
10km
SVVI (5)11landslide
542001-03-29
06:54 UTC
5.712.98° N, 88.94° W
40km
SVVI (71 k)00
552001-05-08
18:02 UTC
5.713.53° N, 88.83° W
26km
SVVII (562 k)11landslide
562001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
572002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
582003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
592004-03-02
03:47 UTC
6.211.65° N, 86.9° W
28km
NIVII (47 k)00
602004-04-29
00:57 UTC
6.210.72° N, 86.03° W
18km
CRVII (6)00
612004-10-09
21:26 UTC
6.911.4° N, 86.7° W
35km
NIVIII (7)00
622004-11-20
22:01 UTC
6.313.38° N, 90.14° W
41km
SVVII (160 k)00
632005-07-02
02:16 UTC
6.611.27° N, 86.24° W
27km
NIVII (10 k)00
642005-08-03
11:03 UTC
6.311.27° N, 85.53° W
11km
NIVIII (3 k)00
652006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
662007-03-14
21:59 UTC
5.511.51° N, 86.59° W
35km
NIVI (34 k)00
672007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
682007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IIIPuerto El Triunfo19k
IIIJiquilisco9k
IIIJucuaran2k
IIIChirilagua6k
IIIIntipuca4k
IIIUsulutan52k
IIIEl Transito9k
IIIConcepcion Batres3k
IIIOzatlan4k
IIISanta Elena6k
IIISan Rafael Oriente19k
IIISan Agustin2k
IIISantiago de Maria15k
IIIBerlin11k
IIIZacatecoluca40k
IIIJucuapa11k
IIIChinameca9k
IIISantiago Nonualco9k
IIISan Miquel162k
IIINueva Guadalupe6k
IIIConchagua3k
IIIEl Rosario6k
IIIMoncagua2k
IIILolotique3k
IIISan Alejo5k
IIILa Union27k
IIISan Pedro Masahuat3k
IIISan Vicente37k
IIIOlocuilta6k
IIIAmapala2k
IIILa Libertad17k
IIIChapeltique3k
IIIApastepeque6k
IIIRosario de Mora5k
IIICorinto19k
IIIPanchimalco7k
IIIGuatajiagua5k
IIIEl Realejo6k
IIISesori1k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIIJocoro4k
IIIZaragoza12k
IIISan Sebastian7k
IIICojutepeque48k
IIIEl Viejo54k
IIIChinandega126k
IIISan Marcos55k
IIIIlopango39k
IIIEl Cubolero1k
IIISan Francisco16k
IIIPasaquina2k
IIINuevo Cuscatlan6k
IIIPuerto Morazan8k
IIISan Martin39k
IIICiudad Barrios8k
IIIAntiguo Cuscatlan34k
IIIMonjaras7k
IIISoyapango330k
IIISociedad2k
IIISanta Rosa de Lima13k
IIISan Salvador526k
IIINueva San Salvador125k
IIIDelgado72k
IIICuscatancingo44k
IIITecoluca3k
IIIAgua Fria3k
IIITonacatepeque6k
IIISensuntepeque20k
IIIMejicanos160k
IIICacaopera3k
IIIAyutuxtepeque25k
IIISanta Cruz1k
IIISan Jose de Las Conchas1k
IIIChichigalpa33k
IIITenancingo1k
IIIEl Tular2k
IIISan Lorenzo22k
IIILos Llanitos1k
IIIGoascoran1k
IIIPosoltega6k
IIIApopa112k
IIIMarcovia2k
IIILangue4k
IIIAnamoros3k
IIILa Criba1k
IIIVictoria2k
IIICorinto3k
IIINacaome14k
IIIQuezaltepeque29k
IIINueva Esparta3k
IIIGuazapa11k
IIIJicaro Galan1k
IIIEl Obraje1k
IIIArmenia15k
IIISan Jeronimo2k
IIIAramecina1k
IIIQuezalguaque2k
IIILeon145k
IIISuchitoto6k
IIINamasigue2k
IIIJiquinlaca1k
IIICiudad Choluteca76k
IIICamasca1k
IIISan Francisco de Coray1k
IIISan Juan Opico7k
IIILa Virtud1k
IIITelica9k
IIICiudad Arce10k
IIIAcajutla23k
IIIEl Puente1k
IIIChalatenango19k
IIIAguilares21k
IIISanta Ana de Yusguare2k
IIIPespire3k
IIIEl Triunfo7k
IIISonsonate59k
IIIIzalco19k
IIIEl Paisnal2k
IIIEl Achiotal1k
IIISonzacate15k
IIISan Antonio del Monte9k
IIISan Antonio del Norte1k
IIISomotillo15k
IIISan Pablo Tacachico3k
IIILos Planes1k
IIICorpus1k
IIINahuizalco7k
IIIEl Congo9k
IIIEl Guapinol2k
IIICoatepeque6k
IIIGuaymango2k
IIReitoca1k
IIOrocuina2k
IIJuayua10k
IIEl Porvenir3k
IILa Paz Centro23k
IIJujutla2k
IIMarcala10k
IILiure1k
IIErandique2k
IISanta Ana177k
IINueva Concepcion10k
IIConcepcion de Ataco8k
IIChalchuapa32k
IISabanagrande2k
IICerro Grande1k
IIAtiquizaya9k
IITexistepeque2k
IIAhuachapan34k
IITacuba5k
IITexiguat1k
IISan Francisco Menendez1k
IIOjojona3k
IICandelaria de La Frontera6k
IISanta Ana1k
IISan Marcos de Colon9k
IILepaterique2k
IIJerez4k
IILamani2k
IIAtescatempa12k
IISan Lucas1k
IISan Jose de Cusmapa1k
IIZapotitlan2k
IIYaguacire1k
IIMateo1k
IIYupiltepeque3k
IIEl Adelanto2k
IIComapa1k
IIDuyure1k
IIConguaco3k
IITamara3k
IIEl Tablon1k
IIEl Lolo1k
IIMoyuta8k
IIVilla Nueva2k
IITegucigalpa851k
IIPasaco2k
IIJalpatagua10k
IIGuinope3k
IISanta Lucia2k
IIRio Abajo2k
IIOropoli1k
IIEl Terrero1k
IIEl Chimbo1k
IIYuscaran2k
IICofradia1k
IISan Juan Tecuaco2k
IIValle de Angeles5k
IIOratorio10k
IIChiquimulilla13k
IIVilla de San Francisco6k
IISanta Maria Ixhuatan4k
IISanta Cruz1k
IIMoroceli3k
IIGuazacapan7k
IITaxisco7k
IIJacaleapa3k
IISan Matias1k
IIPueblo Nuevo Vinas4k
IITeupasenti4k

(k = x1,000)


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