PAGER - M 5.5 - OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR

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, August 28th, 2012 at 06:08:16 UTC (00:08:16 local)Location: 12.5° N, 88.7° WDepth: 34kmEvent Id: USC000C92SAlert Version: 3Created: 1 week, 1 day after earthquake.
Global Location

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---*10,735k*6k000000
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
1991-06-211475.8VI (14k)0
2001-02-171514.1VI (5)1
1986-10-101545.7VIII (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
IIIUsulutan52k
IIIChirilagua6k
IIIEl Transito9k
IIISan Miquel162k
IIISan Salvador526k
IIISoyapango330k
IIISanta 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
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
151982-06-19
06:21 UTC
7.313.34° N, 89.31° W
73km
SVVIII (220 k)4343landslide
161982-09-29
05:50 UTC
5.614.49° N, 89.1° W
14km
HNVIII (5)33
171983-12-02
03:09 UTC
714.06° N, 91.91° W
35km
GTVIII (78 k)00
181984-08-31
04:42 UTC
5.612.86° N, 87.23° W
6km
NIVIII (2 k)00
191985-10-11
03:39 UTC
4.515.3° N, 90.86° W
5km
GTVI (14 k)00
201985-12-16
02:44 UTC
6.111.72° N, 85.88° W
35km
NIVII (329 k)00landslide
211986-10-10
17:49 UTC
5.713.8° N, 89.16° W
11km
SVVIII (30 k)9501500landslide
221987-10-04
08:15 UTC
6.110.8° N, 85.93° W
41km
CRVII (1 k)00
231987-11-17
03:40 UTC
6.412.54° N, 86.98° W
78km
NIVII (249 k)00
241988-05-06
14:46 UTC
6.611.49° N, 85.91° W
87km
NIVII (70 k)00
251988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
261990-04-03
22:57 UTC
6.811.43° N, 86.3° W
50km
NIVIII (1 k)00
271990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
281991-06-21
06:27 UTC
5.813.41° N, 89.64° W
71km
SVVI (14 k)01fire
291991-09-18
09:48 UTC
6.214.61° N, 90.93° W
11km
GTIX (9 k)2525landslide
301992-09-02
00:16 UTC
7.611.73° N, 87.39° W
40km
NIVII (593 k)0184tsunami
311992-09-13
10:53 UTC
5.511.52° N, 86.75° W
15km
NIV (578 k)00
321993-11-22
22:43 UTC
5.911.71° N, 86.09° W
112km
NIV (1,660 k)01
331994-03-12
23:00 UTC
5.611.86° N, 86.83° W
35km
NIVII (14)00
341995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
351995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
361996-03-03
14:55 UTC
6.611.73° N, 86.87° W
24km
NIVII (94 k)00
371996-03-03
16:37 UTC
6.711.97° N, 86.73° W
28km
NIVIII (46 k)00
381996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
391996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
401997-08-24
00:59 UTC
5.613.39° N, 89.42° W
38km
SVVII (15 k)00
411997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
421998-01-10
08:20 UTC
6.614.45° N, 91.52° W
74km
GTVII (641 k)00landslide
431998-03-03
02:24 UTC
6.114.45° N, 91.35° W
44km
GTVII (443 k)00
441998-05-10
06:05 UTC
6.313.72° N, 90.81° W
25km
GTVII (39 k)00
451998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
461998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
471998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
481999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
491999-05-08
22:12 UTC
614.19° N, 91.9° W
40km
GTVII (239 k)00
501999-06-06
07:08 UTC
6.213.91° N, 90.75° W
35km
GTVII (251 k)00
511999-07-11
14:14 UTC
6.715.8° N, 88.29° W
20km
GTIX (2 k)11
522000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
532001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
542001-01-15
05:09 UTC
5.613.17° N, 88.83° W
39km
SVVII (10 k)00
552001-01-16
08:22 UTC
5.612.99° N, 88.55° W
37km
SVVII (112)00
562001-01-16
10:58 UTC
5.613.04° N, 88.64° W
44km
SVVI (79 k)00
572001-02-13
14:22 UTC
6.513.6° N, 89° W
11km
SVIX (608 k)315315landslide
582001-02-17
20:25 UTC
4.113.79° N, 89.11° W
10km
SVVI (5)11landslide
592001-03-29
06:54 UTC
5.712.98° N, 88.94° W
40km
SVVI (71 k)00
602001-05-08
18:02 UTC
5.713.53° N, 88.83° W
26km
SVVII (562 k)11landslide
612001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
622002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
632003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
642004-03-02
03:47 UTC
6.211.65° N, 86.9° W
28km
NIVII (47 k)00
652004-04-29
00:57 UTC
6.210.72° N, 86.03° W
18km
CRVII (6)00
662004-10-09
21:26 UTC
6.911.4° N, 86.7° W
35km
NIVIII (7)00
672004-11-20
22:01 UTC
6.313.38° N, 90.14° W
41km
SVVII (160 k)00
682005-07-02
02:16 UTC
6.611.27° N, 86.24° W
27km
NIVII (10 k)00
692005-08-03
11:03 UTC
6.311.27° N, 85.53° W
11km
NIVIII (3 k)00
702006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
712007-03-14
21:59 UTC
5.511.51° N, 86.59° W
35km
NIVI (34 k)00
722007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
732007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IIIPuerto El Triunfo19k
IIIJiquilisco9k
IIIJucuaran2k
IIIUsulutan52k
IIIChirilagua6k
IIIOzatlan4k
IIIEl Transito9k
IIIConcepcion Batres3k
IIISanta Elena6k
IIIIntipuca4k
IIISan Rafael Oriente19k
IIISan Agustin2k
IIISantiago de Maria15k
IIIBerlin11k
IIIZacatecoluca40k
IIIJucuapa11k
IIIChinameca9k
IIISantiago Nonualco9k
IIIEl Rosario6k
IIINueva Guadalupe6k
IIISan Miquel162k
IIILolotique3k
IIISan Pedro Masahuat3k
IIIMoncagua2k
IIIConchagua3k
IIISan Vicente37k
IIILa Union27k
IIISan Alejo5k
IIIOlocuilta6k
IIILa Libertad17k
IIIApastepeque6k
IIIChapeltique3k
IIIRosario de Mora5k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIIPanchimalco7k
IIIZaragoza12k
IIISesori1k
IIISan Sebastian7k
IIIGuatajiagua5k
IIICojutepeque48k
IIIAmapala2k
IIISan Marcos55k
IIIJocoro4k
IIIIlopango39k
IIINuevo Cuscatlan6k
IIIAntiguo Cuscatlan34k
IIISan Martin39k
IIISan Francisco16k
IIIDelgado72k
IIITecoluca3k
IIISoyapango330k
IIISan Salvador526k
IIICiudad Barrios8k
IIISanta Rosa de Lima13k
IIINueva San Salvador125k
IIICuscatancingo44k
IIISociedad2k
IIIPasaquina2k
IIIMejicanos160k
IIIEl Cubolero1k
IIITonacatepeque6k
IIISensuntepeque20k
IIIAyutuxtepeque25k
IIITenancingo1k
IIICacaopera3k
IIIApopa112k
IIIMonjaras7k
IIIAgua Fria3k
IIIEl Realejo6k
IIICorinto19k
IIIVictoria2k
IIIAnamoros3k
IIIEl Tular2k
IIIEl Viejo54k
IIIQuezaltepeque29k
IIISanta Cruz1k
IIISan Jose de Las Conchas1k
IIILangue4k
IIIGoascoran1k
IIIPuerto Morazan8k
IIIChinandega126k
IIISuchitoto6k
IIIGuazapa11k
IIICorinto3k
IIISan Lorenzo22k
IIILos Llanitos1k
IIIArmenia15k
IIIMarcovia2k
IIICamasca1k
IIINueva Esparta3k
IIILa Criba1k
IIIJiquinlaca1k
IIINacaome14k
IIILa Virtud1k
IIIAramecina1k
IIISan Juan Opico7k
IIICiudad Arce10k
IIIAguilares21k
IIIChalatenango19k
IIIJicaro Galan1k
IIIEl Paisnal2k
IIIEl Achiotal1k
IIIChichigalpa33k
IIISan Francisco de Coray1k
IIISonsonate59k
IIIIzalco19k
IIIAcajutla23k
IIISonzacate15k
IIISan Antonio del Monte9k
IIIEl Obraje1k
IIISan Pablo Tacachico3k
IIISan Jeronimo2k
IIINamasigue2k
IIICiudad Choluteca76k
IIIPosoltega6k
IIIEl Congo9k
IIICoatepeque6k
IIISan Antonio del Norte1k
IIIPespire3k
IIILos Planes1k
IIINahuizalco7k
IIISanta Ana de Yusguare2k
IIIEl Puente1k
IIIEl Guapinol2k
IIIQuezalguaque2k
IIIJuayua10k
IIIGuaymango2k
IIIEl Triunfo7k
IIILeon145k
IIIErandique2k
IIITelica9k
IIISanta Ana177k
IIIJujutla2k
IIIReitoca1k
IIIMarcala10k
IIICorpus1k
IIINueva Concepcion10k
IIISomotillo15k
IIIEl Porvenir3k
IIIChalchuapa32k
IIIOrocuina2k
IIIConcepcion de Ataco8k
IIIYamaranguila1k
IIICololaca1k
IIILiure1k
IIITexistepeque2k
IIIAtiquizaya9k
IIIAhuachapan34k
IIILa Esperanza5k
IIISan Jose1k
IIISabanagrande2k
IIIIntibuca14k
IIITacuba5k
IIICandelaria de La Frontera6k
IIEl Transito1k
IICerro Grande1k
IISan Francisco Menendez1k
IISan Pedro de Tutule2k
IISan Marcos5k
IIJerez4k
IILa Paz Centro23k
IISan Francisco del Valle2k
IIOjojona3k
IILepaterique2k
IISanta Ana1k
IITexiguat1k
IIAtescatempa12k
IILamani2k
IIAntigua Ocotepeque2k
IIZapotitlan2k
IISantiago Puringla2k
IISanta Lucia1k
IINueva Ocotepeque9k
IIMetapan19k
IISinuapa2k
IISan Sebastian1k
IIYupiltepeque3k
IIEl Adelanto2k
IIComapa1k
IITepanguare1k
IISan Marcos de Colon9k
IICane2k
IIMateo1k
IILa Paz18k
IIConguaco3k
IIYaguacire1k
IISan Lucas1k
IIMoyuta8k
IIYarumela3k
IIVilla de San Antonio5k
IILejamani4k
IIFlores3k
IITamara3k
IIAjuterique5k
IIPasaco2k
IIJalpatagua10k
IIAsuncion Mita16k
IIVilla Nueva2k
IITegucigalpa851k
IIEl Tablon1k
IIEl Lolo1k
IIDuyure1k
IISan Jose de Cusmapa1k
IIJutiapa34k
IIZambrano4k
IIRio Abajo2k
IIGuinope3k
IIEl Progreso7k
IISanta Lucia2k
IIComayagua59k
IIEl Terrero1k
IISanta Catarina Mita11k
IIQuesada2k
IIOropoli1k
IIEl Chimbo1k
IISan Juan Tecuaco2k
IICofradia1k
IISan Jose Acatempa6k
IIYuscaran2k
IIValle de Angeles5k
IIOratorio10k
IISanta Maria Ixhuatan4k
IIChiquimulilla13k
IIGuazacapan7k
IIVilla de San Francisco6k
IITaxisco7k
IISan Juan de Flores4k
IIMoroceli3k
IIAgalteca1k
IICuilapa16k
IITalanga13k
IISanta Rosa de Lima6k
IINueva Santa Rosa10k
IICasillas9k
IIBarberena31k
IIJacaleapa3k
IIPueblo Nuevo Vinas4k
IISanta Cruz Naranjo6k
IITeupasenti4k
IIGuanagazapa3k
IISan Vicente Pacaya7k

(k = x1,000)


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