PAGER - M 5.5 - OFF THE COAST OF GUATEMALA

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?Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 18:22:57 UTC (12:22:57 local)Location: 13° N, 91.6° WDepth: 50kmEvent Id: USC000D2FVAlert 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---*10,389k*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
1976-02-042305.4V (2m)0
1978-07-292014.9VII (14k)17
1976-02-043627.5IX (80k)22778

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 San Jose19k
IIILa Gomera24k
IIINueva Concepcion11k
IIIIztapa4k
IIIPueblo Nuevo Tiquisate18k
IIIChamperico8k
IIIVilla Nueva407k
IIIMixco473k
IIIGuatemala City995k
IIITapachula198k
IIISanta Ana177k

(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
41976-03-13
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
121982-04-06
15:49 UTC
5.814.22° N, 91.93° W
25km
GTVIII (102)00
131982-04-06
19:56 UTC
6.714.27° N, 92.02° W
45km
GTVII (340 k)00
141982-06-19
06:21 UTC
7.313.34° N, 89.31° W
73km
SVVIII (220 k)4343landslide
151982-09-29
05:50 UTC
5.614.49° N, 89.1° W
14km
HNVIII (5)33
161983-12-02
03:09 UTC
714.06° N, 91.91° W
35km
GTVIII (78 k)00
171985-10-11
03:39 UTC
4.515.3° N, 90.86° W
5km
GTVI (14 k)00
181986-10-10
17:49 UTC
5.713.8° N, 89.16° W
11km
SVVIII (30 k)9501500landslide
191988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
201991-06-21
06:27 UTC
5.813.41° N, 89.64° W
71km
SVVI (14 k)01fire
211991-09-18
09:48 UTC
6.214.61° N, 90.93° W
11km
GTIX (9 k)2525landslide
221993-09-03
03:16 UTC
5.514.54° N, 92.68° W
23km
MXVI (68 k)00
231993-09-03
12:35 UTC
6.714.6° N, 92.78° W
27km
MXVIII (2)00
241993-09-10
19:12 UTC
7.214.76° N, 92.64° W
34km
MXVIII (6 k)11landslide
251993-09-19
14:10 UTC
6.414.31° N, 93.32° W
19km
MXV (836 k)00
261995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
271995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
281996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
291997-08-24
00:59 UTC
5.613.39° N, 89.42° W
38km
SVVII (15 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
352001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
362001-01-15
05:09 UTC
5.613.17° N, 88.83° W
39km
SVVII (10 k)00
372001-01-16
08:22 UTC
5.612.99° N, 88.55° W
37km
SVVII (112)00
382001-01-16
10:58 UTC
5.613.04° N, 88.64° W
44km
SVVI (79 k)00
392001-02-13
14:22 UTC
6.513.6° N, 89° W
11km
SVIX (608 k)315315landslide
402001-02-17
20:25 UTC
4.113.79° N, 89.11° W
10km
SVVI (5)11landslide
412001-03-29
06:54 UTC
5.712.98° N, 88.94° W
40km
SVVI (71 k)00
422001-05-08
18:02 UTC
5.713.53° N, 88.83° W
26km
SVVII (562 k)11landslide
432001-08-10
05:43 UTC
5.414.17° N, 91.99° W
23km
GTVII (24 k)00
442001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
452002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
462003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
472004-11-20
22:01 UTC
6.313.38° N, 90.14° W
41km
SVVII (160 k)00
482007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
492007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IIIPuerto San Jose19k
IIILa Gomera24k
IIINueva Concepcion11k
IIIIztapa4k
IIIPueblo Nuevo Tiquisate18k
IIIChamperico8k
IIILa Democracia5k
IIIMasagua10k
IIIRio Bravo8k
IIISanta Lucia Cotzumalguapa62k
IIISanto Domingo Suchitepequez6k
IIISanta Barbara13k
IIISan Juan Bautista3k
IIISan Jose El Idolo2k
IIIPatulul14k
IIISan Lorenzo2k
IIIEscuintla103k
IIISan Gabriel4k
IIITaxisco7k
IIISan Bernardino6k
IIIMazatenango44k
IIIGuanagazapa3k
IIICuyotenango11k
IIISan Miguel Panan2k
IIISan Antonio Suchitepequez11k
IIIRetalhuleu37k
IIIChicacao20k
IIIGuazacapan7k
IIISan Sebastian15k
IIISan Andres Villa Seca5k
IIISanta Cruz Mulua3k
IIISan Pablo Jocopilas20k
IIISan Francisco Zapotitlan14k
IIISamayac9k
IIISan Martin Zapotitlan4k
IIINuevo San Carlos19k
IIIChiquimulilla13k
IIIZunilito3k
IIIYepocapa9k
IIISan Felipe9k
IIIPochuta4k
IIIEl Asintal6k
IIIPueblo Nuevo Vinas4k
IIISanto Tomas La Union7k
IIIPueblo Nuevo3k
IIIPalin31k
IIIOcos9k
IIIGenova4k
IIIEl Palmar15k
IIISantiago Atitlan33k
IIIPasaco2k
IIIAlotenango17k
IIIAcatenango7k
IIIFlores Costa Cuca12k
IIISan Vicente Pacaya7k
IIISan Lucas Toliman15k
IIISan Juan Tecuaco2k
IIISuchiate14k
IIISan Pedro La Laguna10k
IIISan Miguel Duenas8k
IIISanta Maria de Jesus16k
IIISanta Catarina Barahona3k
IIISan Juan La Laguna5k
IIIColomba19k
IIICiudad Vieja30k
IIILa Libertad4k
IIISanta Maria Visitacion1k
IIISanta Clara La Laguna5k
IIISan Pablo La Laguna6k
IIISan Marcos La Laguna3k
IIISan Antonio Aguas Calientes8k
IIICoatepeque46k
IIISanta Maria Ixhuatan4k
IIISan Antonio Palopo4k
IIIPatzicia16k
IIIAmatitlan72k
IIISan Francisco Menendez1k
IIISanta Catarina Palopo3k
IIISan Andres Itzapa19k
IIIPatzun19k
IIICiudad Tecun Uman11k
IIIAntigua Guatemala39k
IIIZunil10k
IIIZaragoza9k
IIISanta Cruz La Laguna1k
IIIPastores10k
IIIParramos10k
IIIPanajachel13k
IIIPajapita8k
IIIMagdalena Milpas Altas6k
IIIJocotenango18k
IIIEl Quetzal12k
IIICuilapa16k
IIIBarberena31k
IIIVilla Canales122k
IIISolola45k
IIISanta Lucia Utatlan1k
IIISanta Cruz Balanya8k
IIISan Andres Semetabaj3k
IIIPetapa141k
IIIMoyuta8k
IIIVilla Nueva407k
IIISanta Lucia Milpas Altas13k
IIISanta Cruz Naranjo6k
IIISanta Catarina Ixtahuacan15k
IIILa Reforma5k
IIIEl Tejar16k
IIIChimaltenango82k
IIIAlmolonga12k
IIISan Martin Sacatepequez4k
IIIQuetzaltenango132k
IIIConcepcion3k
IIICantel26k
IIIAcajutla23k
IIISumpango21k
IIISan Lucas Sacatepequez18k
IIISan Bartolome Milpas Altas6k
IIIOratorio10k
IIINuevo Progreso8k
IIIFraijanes28k
IIIConguaco3k
IIITecpan Guatemala22k
IIISantiago Sacatepequez24k
IIISanta Rosa de Lima6k
IIINahuala28k
IIILa Esperanza16k
IIIConcepcion Chiquirichapa8k
IIITacuba5k
IIIJujutla2k
IIIGuaymango2k
IIISan Mateo6k
IIIOstuncalco29k
IIINueva Santa Rosa10k
IIIComalapa21k
IIISanto Domingo Xenacoj9k
IIISanta Catarina Pinula68k
IIISanta Apolonia2k
IIISalcaja12k
IIIMixco473k
IIIFrontera Hidalgo3k
IIIConcepcion de Ataco8k
IIISan Pedro Sacatepequez14k
IIISan Miguel Siguila8k
IIISan Jose Acatempa6k
IIISan Cristobal Cucho9k
IIISan Andres Xecul12k
IIIEl Tumbador8k
IIIGuatemala City995k
IIITotonicapan70k
IIISan Jose Poaquil6k
IIISan Jose Pinula47k
IIISan Francisco La Union1k
IIISan Cristobal Totonicapan4k
IIIJalpatagua10k
IIICatarina3k
IIICasillas9k
IIICajola3k
IIISan Martin Jilotepeque10k
IIISan Juan Sacatepequez137k
IIIPalestina de los Altos2k
IIIPuerto Madero10k
IIISan Antonio del Monte9k
IIIAhuachapan34k
IIISan Francisco El Alto54k
IIIQuesada2k
IIIMalacatan15k
IIIEsquipulas Palo Gordo2k
IIIEl Rodeo2k
IIISonsonate59k
IIISan Rafael Pie de La Cuesta4k
IIISan Pedro Sacatepequez40k
IIISan Antonio Sacatepequez2k
IIIComapa1k
IIIChichicastenango80k
IIISonzacate15k
IIINahuizalco7k
IIISan Pablo14k
IIISan Marcos25k
IIIPatzite1k
IIIJuayua10k
IIISan Raimundo9k
IIIChinautla97k
IIIIzalco19k
IIISan Rafael Las Flores3k
IIIZapotitlan2k
IIIPalencia19k
IIIMataquescuintla8k
IIITuxtla Chico7k
IIITapachula198k
IIIAtiquizaya9k
IIIEl Adelanto2k
IIIMazatan6k
IIIJutiapa34k
IIISan Pedro Ayampuc47k
IIIJerez4k
IIIChuarrancho7k
IIISan Jose del Golfo5k
IIIAlvaro Obregon5k
IIIChalchuapa32k
IIIYupiltepeque3k
IIIPachalum2k
IIISan Antonio La Paz8k
IIIEl Progreso7k
IIIAtescatempa12k
IIICandelaria de La Frontera6k
IIISanta Ana177k
IIIMonjas10k
IIIEl Chol2k
IIISansare4k
IIISanarate16k
IIIJalapa46k
IIIAsuncion Mita16k
IIISanta Catarina Mita11k
IIISan Manuel Chaparron3k
IIISan Pedro Pinula3k
IIIGuastatoya13k
IIIMorazan3k
IIIAgua Blanca3k
IIISan Luis Jilotepeque10k
IISan Agustin Acasaguastlan10k
IIIpala5k
IIEl Jicaro4k
IISan Cristobal Acasaguastlan2k
IISan Jose La Arada2k
IICabanas5k
IIUsumatlan5k
IIHuite3k

(k = x1,000)


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