PAGER - M 5.5 - CRETE, GREECE

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?Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 03:27:45 UTC (05:27:45 local)Location: 34.8° N, 24.1° EDepth: 27kmEvent Id: USC000CLTLAlert Version: 1Created: 15 minutes, 45 seconds 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---*377k*211k000000
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
1984-10-093214.7V (163k)0
1981-03-073805.4VII (77)1
1999-09-073686IX (10k)143

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IVPalaiochora2k
IVAyia Galini1k
IVAtsipopoulon2k
IVTympakion5k
IVRethymnon30k
IVKalivai1k
IVChania55k
IIIIrakleion137k
IIINea Alikarnassos12k
IIIIerapetra13k
IIIAgios Nikolaos11k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-11-29
10:57 UTC
5.735.17° N, 23.84° E
30km
GRVII (5 k)00
21981-02-24
20:53 UTC
6.638.16° N, 22.98° E
16km
GRIX (4 k)2121
31981-02-25
02:35 UTC
6.338.1° N, 23.17° E
6km
GRIX (130)00
41981-03-04
21:58 UTC
6.238.2° N, 23.3° E
15km
GRIX (461)01
51981-03-07
11:34 UTC
5.438.18° N, 23.34° E
37km
GRVII (77)11
61984-10-09
04:30 UTC
4.737.1° N, 21.89° E
39km
GRV (163 k)00
71986-09-13
17:24 UTC
5.937.06° N, 22.18° E
16km
GRVIII (4 k)2121
81986-09-15
11:41 UTC
4.837.05° N, 22.21° E
44km
GRVII (42 k)00
91988-01-28
15:48 UTC
5.232.27° N, 21.06° E
15km
LYV (3 k)00
101992-04-30
11:44 UTC
5.735.11° N, 26.66° E
27km
GRVII (2)00
111993-03-26
11:58 UTC
5.437.61° N, 21.53° E
15km
GRVII (24 k)00
121996-07-20
00:00 UTC
6.236.2° N, 27.07° E
8km
GRVI (2 k)00
131997-10-13
13:39 UTC
6.436.39° N, 22.16° E
32km
GRVIII (4)00
141999-09-07
11:56 UTC
638.1° N, 23.63° E
9km
GRIX (10 k)143143
152001-09-16
02:00 UTC
5.437.24° N, 21.93° E
24km
GRVII (46 k)00
162002-01-22
04:53 UTC
6.235.62° N, 26.64° E
88km
GRVI (1 k)01
172006-01-08
11:34 UTC
6.736.3° N, 23.34° E
66km
GRVII (3 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IVPalaiochora2k
IVAyia Galini1k
IVAtsipopoulon2k
IVTympakion5k
IVRethymnon30k
IVKalivai1k
IVMourniai5k
IVTsikalaria1k
IVSouda7k
IVNerokouros4k
IVPerivolia3k
IVGalatas2k
IVDharatsos4k
IVMoirai6k
IVPitharion1k
IVChania55k
IVAyia Marina2k
IIIMouzouras1k
IIIKissamos4k
IIIZaros2k
IIIPlatanos1k
IIIPerama2k
IIIKolimvarion1k
IIIYeryeri1k
IIIZoniana2k
IIIPanormos1k
IIIAnogeia3k
IIIAyia Varvara2k
IIIKrouson3k
IIIKato Asitai1k
IIIAsimion1k
IIIPirgos1k
IIITilisos1k
IIIProfitis Ilias1k
IIIGazion10k
IIIEpano Arkhanai4k
IIIIrakleion137k
IIISkalanion1k
IIIArkalochorion4k
IIINea Alikarnassos12k
IIIThrapsanon2k
IIIKokkini Khanion1k
IIIKastellion2k
IIIGournai2k
IIIGouvai8k
IIILimin Khersonisou3k
IIIMokhos1k
IIIStalis1k
IIIMalia4k
IIIAnalipsis1k
IIIGra Liyia1k
IIINeapolis3k
IIIKritsa2k
IIIIerapetra13k
IIIAgios Nikolaos11k
IIISkhisma2k
IIIKato Khorion1k
IIEmborion2k
IIMesaria1k
IIThira2k

(k = x1,000)


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