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?Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 20:29:31 UTC (14:29:31 local)Location: 10.1° N, 85.3° WDepth: 35kmEvent Id: USC000CJ5LAlert Version: 2Created: 2 days, 21 hours 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---*5,045k*532k000000
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
2004-04-071825.4VI (3k)0
1993-07-101915.8VIII (893)1
1991-04-222527.6VII (213k)75

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
IVHojancha2k
IVNandayure2k
IVNicoya15k
IVSamara1k
IVSanta Cruz12k
IVBelen3k
IIISan Francisco56k
IIISan Jose335k
IIINueva Guinea53k
IIIGranada89k
IIIMasaya130k

(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
71982-08-17
18:24 UTC
5.89.52° N, 84.08° W
42km
CRVII (12 k)00
81983-04-03
02:50 UTC
7.48.72° N, 83.13° W
57km
CRVIII (22 k)11
91983-04-07
19:29 UTC
5.97.99° N, 82.7° W
26km
PAVI (4 k)00
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
231990-07-23
05:27 UTC
5.59.49° N, 84.57° W
25km
CRVII (16 k)00
241990-12-22
17:27 UTC
5.99.98° N, 84.23° W
11km
CRVIII (188 k)11
251991-04-22
21:56 UTC
7.69.67° N, 83.07° W
13km
CRVII (213 k)7575landslide, liquefaction, tsunami
261991-04-24
19:13 UTC
6.19.77° N, 83.52° W
1km
CRVIII (2 k)00
271991-05-04
03:42 UTC
6.29.55° N, 82.44° W
6km
PAVIII (14 k)22liquefaction
281991-05-27
18:40 UTC
5.79.53° N, 82.62° W
38km
CRVII (47 k)00
291992-03-07
01:53 UTC
6.510.23° N, 84.3° W
79km
CRVII (8 k)01
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
321993-07-10
20:40 UTC
5.89.82° N, 83.61° W
16km
CRVIII (893)11landslide
331993-11-22
22:43 UTC
5.911.71° N, 86.09° W
112km
NIV (1,660 k)01
341994-03-12
23:00 UTC
5.611.86° N, 86.83° W
35km
NIVII (14)00
351994-10-31
22:59 UTC
5.68.99° N, 83.35° W
15km
CRVII (2 k)00
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
381996-08-28
17:16 UTC
5.99.43° N, 84.23° W
29km
CRVIII (3 k)00
391996-09-04
19:06 UTC
6.29.42° N, 84.2° W
18km
CRIX (16)00
401996-11-17
19:17 UTC
5.911.14° N, 86.05° W
20km
NIVI (27 k)00
411997-11-29
14:18 UTC
5.711.32° N, 86.21° W
44km
NIVI (89 k)00
421998-08-23
13:57 UTC
6.711.71° N, 88° W
12km
NIV (650 k)00
431998-10-09
11:54 UTC
611.36° N, 86.43° W
16km
NIVI (8 k)00
441998-10-18
14:20 UTC
4.411.97° N, 86.25° W
10km
NIVI (3 k)00
451999-08-20
10:02 UTC
6.99.3° N, 84.05° W
19km
CRIX (9 k)00
461999-08-21
10:49 UTC
5.89.08° N, 83.97° W
34km
CRVII (258)00
472000-02-20
08:27 UTC
5.69.03° N, 84.04° W
28km
CRVI (19 k)00
482000-07-06
19:30 UTC
5.411.93° N, 86.07° W
15km
NIVII (173 k)77
492000-07-21
01:53 UTC
6.49.33° N, 85.31° W
17km
CRVI (7 k)00
502000-08-13
07:04 UTC
5.412.05° N, 82.85° W
12km
NIV (6 k)00
512001-08-25
02:02 UTC
67.6° N, 82.76° W
16km
PAV (213 k)00
522001-11-09
00:47 UTC
69.71° N, 82.25° W
17km
PAVI (10 k)00
532002-06-16
02:46 UTC
6.48.77° N, 83.92° W
14km
CRVII (125)00
542002-07-31
00:16 UTC
6.57.93° N, 82.78° W
20km
PAVIII (725)00
552002-08-03
02:39 UTC
5.88.23° N, 82.86° W
16km
PAVIII (23 k)00
562002-08-07
23:59 UTC
5.97.8° N, 82.86° W
6km
PAVI (504)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
682006-05-01
07:47 UTC
5.98.15° N, 82.88° W
13km
PAVIII (2 k)00
692006-05-01
09:13 UTC
5.58.12° N, 82.87° W
10km
PAVIII (38)00
702007-03-14
21:59 UTC
5.511.51° N, 86.59° W
35km
NIVI (34 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IVHojancha2k
IVNandayure2k
IVNicoya15k
IVSamara1k
IVSanta Cruz12k
IVBelen3k
IVCanas20k
IVJuntas5k
IVPaquera2k
IVBagaces4k
IVPuntarenas36k
IVTilaran7k
IVSardinal3k
IVChacarita26k
IVLiberia45k
IVMiramar7k
IVFortuna2k
IVEsparza16k
IVBijagua1k
IVPocosol3k
IIIFortuna3k
IIIOrotina6k
IIIJaco4k
IIIDesamparados14k
IIISan Ramon11k
IIISan Rafael4k
IIISantiago2k
IIIUpala4k
IIISan Jose31k
IIIEsquipulas2k
IIIQuesada27k
IIIZarcero4k
IIINaranjo12k
IIIAtenas7k
IIISan Juan8k
IIISantiago8k
IIILa Cruz4k
IIIRio Segundo10k
IIICarrillos4k
IIISan Rafael Abajo27k
IIISabanilla1k
IIIColon10k
IIISan Rafael18k
IIIPital2k
IIIAlajuela47k
IIITejar22k
IIILos Chiles3k
IIICardenas1k
IIISanta Ana8k
IIISan Antonio11k
IIISalitral3k
IIIParrita4k
IIIPalmichal2k
IIILa Asuncion4k
IIISanto Domingo6k
IIISan Carlos13k
IIILlorente7k
IIISan Rafael25k
IIISan Ignacio3k
IIISan Francisco56k
IIIMercedes26k
IIIHeredia22k
IIIEscazu12k
IIISan Rafael9k
IIISan Josecito12k
IIISan Pablo22k
IIISan Juan26k
IIISan Felipe25k
IIISalitrillos6k
IIIAserri26k
IIIAlajuelita14k
IIISan Rafael Arriba15k
IIISan Juan de Dios15k
IIISan Jose335k
IIIColima16k
IIICalle Blancos21k
IIISan Vicente34k
IIISan Pedro27k
IIISan Miguel29k
IIIGuadalupe26k
IIIAngeles1k
IIISan Juan del Sur8k
IIISabanilla13k
IIIPurral30k
IIIPatarra24k
IIIPacayas2k
IIICurridabat35k
IIISan Vicente de Moravia34k
IIIIpis27k
IIIGranadilla13k
IIIQuepos8k
IIISan Diego17k
IIIConcepcion14k
IIITres Rios10k
IIISan Marcos4k
IIITobosi4k
IIISan Miguelito4k
IIICartago27k
IIIRivas30k
IIISan Jorge7k
IIICot7k
IIIBuenos Aires2k
IIIParaiso40k
IIITola3k
IIIOrosi4k
IIIMoyogalpa4k
IIIAltagracia3k
IIIPotosi5k
IIIBelen5k
IIIGuapiles19k
IIIMorrito1k
IIIRoxana2k
IIITucurrique3k
IIITurrialba29k
IIIPejibaye2k
IIIGuacimo7k
IIIPocora5k
IIILa Suiza2k
IIIEl Almendro3k
IIISan Isidro35k
IIISiquirres18k
IIIDaniel Flores10k
IIINueva Guinea53k
IIINandaime21k
IIISanta Teresa6k
IIILa Paz de Oriente2k
IIIAcoyapa11k
IIIMercedes5k
IIIDiriomo10k
IIIDiria4k
IIIGranada89k
IIISan Juan de Oriente2k
IIINiquinohomo8k
IIIJinotepe30k
IIIDolores7k
IIIEl Rosario3k
IIIDiriamba35k
IIICatarina2k
IIIMasatepe21k
IIINandasmo7k
IIISan Marcos23k
IIIMasaya130k
IIILa Concepcion7k
IISan Rafael del Sur30k
IINindiri7k
IICiudad Cortes4k
IITicuantepe13k
IIEl Crucero16k
IICarlos Fonseca Amador5k
IIBluefields44k

(k = x1,000)


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