PAGER - M 5.5 - CHIAPAS, MEXICO

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?Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 18:01:48 UTC (12:01:48 local)Location: 16.4° N, 92.4° WDepth: 252kmEvent Id: USC000CD93Alert Version: 1Created: 1 week, 0 days 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---*15,899k*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 a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
2002-10-113805.5V (125k)0
1975-11-05695VII (515)1
1993-09-101837.2VIII (6k)1

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
IIIVenustiano Carranza15k
IIITeopisca12k
IIISocoltenango5k
IIITzimol4k
IIIAmatenango del Valle4k
IIINicolas Ruiz3k
IIITuxtla Gutierrez481k
IIIVillahermosa362k
IIMixco473k
IIGuatemala City995k
IIVilla Nueva407k

(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
21975-11-05
17:04 UTC
516.9° N, 92.82° W
12km
MXVII (515)11
31976-02-04
09:01 UTC
7.515.3° N, 89.15° W
13km
GTIX (80 k)2277822778tsunami
41976-02-04
09:30 UTC
5.414.81° N, 90.47° W
60km
GTV (2,086 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
131982-04-06
15:49 UTC
5.814.22° N, 91.93° W
25km
GTVIII (102)00
141982-04-06
19:56 UTC
6.714.27° N, 92.02° W
45km
GTVII (340 k)00
151983-01-24
08:17 UTC
6.816.13° N, 95.24° W
49km
MXVIII (62 k)00
161983-01-24
13:04 UTC
5.516° N, 95.28° W
42km
MXVI (120 k)00
171983-02-05
23:41 UTC
5.715.98° N, 95.28° W
25km
MXVII (83 k)00
181983-02-22
09:36 UTC
5.616.07° N, 95.28° W
32km
MXVII (91 k)00
191983-12-02
03:09 UTC
714.06° N, 91.91° W
35km
GTVIII (78 k)00
201985-10-11
03:39 UTC
4.515.3° N, 90.86° W
5km
GTVI (14 k)00
211988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
221991-09-18
09:48 UTC
6.214.61° N, 90.93° W
11km
GTIX (9 k)2525landslide
231993-09-03
03:16 UTC
5.514.54° N, 92.68° W
23km
MXVI (68 k)00
241993-09-03
12:35 UTC
6.714.6° N, 92.78° W
27km
MXVIII (2)00
251993-09-10
19:12 UTC
7.214.76° N, 92.64° W
34km
MXVIII (6 k)11landslide
261993-09-19
14:10 UTC
6.414.31° N, 93.32° W
19km
MXV (836 k)00
271993-09-30
18:27 UTC
6.515.18° N, 94.85° W
25km
MXV (291 k)00
281995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
291996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
301998-01-10
08:20 UTC
6.614.45° N, 91.52° W
74km
GTVII (641 k)00landslide
311998-03-03
02:24 UTC
6.114.45° N, 91.35° W
44km
GTVII (443 k)00
321998-05-10
06:05 UTC
6.313.72° N, 90.81° W
25km
GTVII (39 k)00
331999-05-08
22:12 UTC
614.19° N, 91.9° W
40km
GTVII (239 k)00
341999-06-06
07:08 UTC
6.213.91° N, 90.75° W
35km
GTVII (251 k)00
352001-08-10
05:43 UTC
5.414.17° N, 91.99° W
23km
GTVII (24 k)00
362002-10-11
14:41 UTC
5.515.5° N, 95.88° W
17km
MXV (125 k)00
372002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
382003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
392007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
402007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IIIVenustiano Carranza15k
IIITzimol4k
IIITeopisca12k
IIISocoltenango5k
IIINicolas Ruiz3k
IIIAmatenango del Valle4k
IIITotolapa4k
IIIEl Zapotal4k
IIIComitan de Dominguez80k
IIIChiapilla4k
IIIChanal6k
IIIZinacantan4k
IIISan Cristobal de Las Casas129k
IIIOxchuc3k
IIILa Trinitaria7k
IIILas Margaritas16k
IIIAcala13k
IIITenango5k
IIISanta Catarina Pantelho6k
IIICancuc5k
IIIAngel Albino Corzo9k
IIIAltamirano7k
IIIIxtapa5k
IIIChiapa de Corzo32k
IIISuchiapa13k
IIISoyalo3k
IIIOcosingo29k
IIINueva Palestina8k
IIICopoya5k
IIIChicomuselo5k
IIITuxtla Gutierrez481k
IIISan Pedro Buenavista8k
IIIJitotol3k
IIIEl Bosque4k
IIIBochil10k
IIIPueblo Nuevo Sitala2k
IIIVilla Corzo9k
IIISimojovel de Allende9k
IIIPueblo Nuevo Solistahuacan8k
IIIFrontera Comalapa15k
IIIYajalon15k
IIIPetalcingo6k
IIIChilon5k
IIISanta Ana Huista2k
IIINenton3k
IIISan Fernando9k
IIIBerriozabal21k
IIIRayon5k
IIIOcozocuautla32k
IIISan Antonio Huista6k
IIIJacaltenango34k
IIITila6k
IIITapilula6k
IIIPijijiapan15k
IIICopainala6k
IIIAmatan4k
IIISan Miguel Acatan3k
IIILa Libertad6k
IIIConcepcion9k
IIIOcotepec4k
IIIMotozintla de Mendoza19k
IIIMapastepec16k
IIIIshuatan3k
IIICristobal Obregon4k
IIIAcacoyagua6k
IIISan Rafael La Independencia1k
IIISan Pedro Necta4k
IIISan Mateo Ixtatan13k
IIICuilco2k
IIITecpatan5k
IIIEscuintla9k
IIISoloma11k
IIISantiago Chimaltenango3k
IIISanta Eulalia5k
IIIAcapetagua6k
IIITodos Santos Cuchumatan3k
IIITacana6k
IIIIxtahuacan4k
IIIColotenango2k
IIIVilla Comaltitlan8k
IIITres Picos5k
IIIPalenque37k
IIIJiquipilas9k
IIIIxtacomitan4k
IIISan Rafael Petzal2k
IIISan Juan Ixcoy3k
IIISan Juan Atitan2k
IIIBarillas14k
IIITeapa26k
IIITacotalpa7k
IIISalto de Agua5k
IIIHuixtla29k
IIISan Jose Ojetenan1k
IIIConcepcion Tutuapa1k
IIIPichucalco14k
IIICintalapa de Figueroa33k
IIISibinal2k
IIISan Sebastian Huehuetenango1k
IIISan Miguel Ixtahuacan4k
IIIIxchiguan2k
IIIOstuacan3k
IIITonala33k
IIIMacuspana30k
IIIJalapa5k
IIICatazaja3k
IIITejutla3k
IIITajumulco4k
IIIChiantla8k
IIIHuehuetan7k
IIIBelen6k
IIIAquiles Serdan4k
IIISan Luis Ixcan8k
IIIHuehuetenango79k
IIIVeinte de Noviembre4k
IIITenosique de Pino Suarez32k
IIIParedon6k
IIICacahoatan14k
IIIRio de Teapa27k
IIIPueblo Juarez7k
IIIArriaga23k
IIIMalacatancito2k
IIIComitancillo20k
IIICabrican12k
IIITuxtla Chico7k
IIIEmiliano Zapata19k
IIICiudad Pemex6k
IIIAlvaro Obregon5k
IIISan Pablo14k
IIIHuitan10k
IIIAguacatan6k
IIITapachula198k
IIIMiguel Hidalgo5k
IIIMazatan6k
IIIBuenavista4k
IIISan Rafael Pie de La Cuesta4k
IIISan Pedro Sacatepequez40k
IIISan Marcos25k
IIIMalacatan15k
IIIEl Rodeo2k
IIIEl Espinal8k
IIISibilia1k
IIISan Antonio Sacatepequez2k
IIINebaj23k
IIIEsquipulas Palo Gordo2k
IIIEl Tumbador8k
IIICatarina3k
IIILuis Gil Perez5k
IIIParrilla5k
IIIHuapinol3k
IIISan Cristobal Cucho9k
IIISan Carlos Sija7k
IIISan Bartolo1k
IIIPalestina de los Altos2k
IIIChajul12k
IIIVillahermosa362k
IIIFrontera Hidalgo3k
IIIBalancan de Dominguez12k
IIISan Juan Cotzal11k
IIINuevo Progreso8k
IIIMomostenango32k
IIICajola3k
IIISan Carlos13k
IIIPuerto Madero10k
IIIChontalpa6k
IIIChahuite10k
IIISanta Lucia La Reforma1k
IIISan Miguel Siguila8k
IIISan Francisco La Union1k
IIISacapulas12k
IIIPajapita8k
IIIOstuncalco29k
IIILa Reforma5k
IIISan Pedro Tapanatepec7k
IIIJonuta6k
IIIHuimanguillo27k
IISanta Maria Chiquimula7k
IISan Mateo6k
IISan Martin Sacatepequez4k
IISan Francisco El Alto54k
IISan Andres Xecul12k
IILa Esperanza16k
IIEl Quetzal12k
IICunen8k
IIConcepcion Chiquirichapa8k
IICiudad Tecun Uman11k
IIBenemerito de las Americas7k
IISan Pedro Jocopilas1k
IISan Cristobal Totonicapan4k
IISan Bartolome Jocotenango2k
IISan Antonio Ilotenango2k
IISalcaja12k
IIQuetzaltenango132k
IICoatepeque46k
IITotonicapan70k
IIColomba19k
IIAlmolonga12k
IISanto Domingo Zanatepec7k
IINacajuca9k
IIMacultepec6k
IILa Libertad4k
IICunduacan18k
IICardenas85k
IIZunil10k
IIUspantan5k
IISanta Cruz del Quiche24k
IIPatzite1k
IIGenova4k
IIFlores Costa Cuca12k
IICantel26k
IITamulte de las Sabanas8k
IISuchiate14k
IIJalpa de Mendez15k
IISanta Catarina Ixtahuacan15k
IISan Andres Sajcabaja2k
IIOcos9k
IINahuala28k
IIChicaman2k
IISanta Rosalia6k
IIPalizada3k
IINuevo San Carlos19k
IIEl Palmar15k
IIEl Asintal6k
IIChinique3k
IIChichicastenango80k
IIChiche2k
IIVilla el Triunfo6k
IIAyapa5k
IISanta Cruz Mulua3k
IISan Sebastian15k
IISan Martin Zapotitlan4k
IISan Felipe9k
IIPueblo Nuevo3k
IICanilla2k
IIEl Tular2k
IIZunilito3k
IISanta Maria Visitacion1k
IISanta Lucia Utatlan1k
IISanta Clara La Laguna5k
IISan Andres Villa Seca5k
IIRetalhuleu37k
IIComalcalco41k
IIZacualpa9k
IISolola45k
IISanto Tomas La Union7k
IISanta Cruz La Laguna1k
IISan Pedro La Laguna10k
IISan Pablo La Laguna6k
IISan Pablo Jocopilas20k
IISan Marcos La Laguna3k
IISan Juan La Laguna5k
IISan Francisco Zapotitlan14k
IISamayac9k
IICuyotenango11k
IIConcepcion3k
IISan Gabriel4k
IISan Andres Semetabaj3k
IIPanajachel13k
IIMazatenango44k
IITecolutilla10k
IISantiago Atitlan33k
IISanta Catarina Palopo3k
IISan Lorenzo2k
IISan Bernardino6k
IISan Antonio Suchitepequez11k
IISan Antonio Palopo4k
IIJoyabaj13k
IITecpan Guatemala22k
IISanta Apolonia2k
IISan Miguel Panan2k
IIChicacao20k
IISan Lucas Toliman15k
IISan Jose Poaquil6k
IICubulco10k
IISanta Cruz Balanya8k
IIPochuta4k
IIPatzun19k
IIComalapa21k
IILas Choapas40k
IIZaragoza9k
IISan Martin Jilotepeque10k
IIRabinal11k
IIPatzicia16k
IIPachalum2k
IIChimaltenango82k
IIVilla La Venta10k
IISan Andres Itzapa19k
IIEl Tejar16k
IIAcatenango7k
IIYepocapa9k
IISumpango21k
IIParramos10k
IIEl Chol2k
IIAgua Dulce36k
IISanto Domingo Xenacoj9k
IISan Raimundo9k
IISan Juan Sacatepequez137k
IIPastores10k
IISantiago Sacatepequez24k
IISanta Catarina Barahona3k
IISan Pedro Sacatepequez14k
IISan Miguel Duenas8k
IISan Antonio Aguas Calientes8k
IIJocotenango18k
IIChuarrancho7k
IIAntigua Guatemala39k
IISanta Maria de Jesus16k
IISanta Lucia Milpas Altas13k
IISan Pedro Ayampuc47k
IISan Lucas Sacatepequez18k
IISan Bartolome Milpas Altas6k
IIMixco473k
IICiudad Vieja30k
IIMagdalena Milpas Altas6k
IIChinautla97k
IINanchital26k
IIGuatemala City995k
IIAllende21k
IIVilla Nueva407k
IIAmatitlan72k
IICoatzacoalcos231k
IISanta Catarina Pinula68k
IIPetapa141k

(k = x1,000)


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