PAGER - M 5.9 - SALTA, ARGENTINA

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?Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 at 13:07:15 UTC (10:07:15 local)Location: 22.8° S, 64° WDepth: 462kmEvent Id: USC000DX1IAlert Version: 4Created: 1 week, 1 day 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---*1,701k*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
1997-07-15854.7IV (621)0
1985-12-142535.6VIII (1)0
2004-03-22465.7VIII (407)0

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IIISan Ramon de la Nueva Oran74k
IIIVillazon30k
IIITarija159k
IIITartagal61k
IIIYacuiba83k
IILibertador General San Martin49k
IISan Pedro58k
IISan Salvador de Jujuy306k
IIVillamontes19k
IITupiza22k
IITilcara6k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-11-19
11:19 UTC
5.924.56° S, 64.57° W
36km
ARVII (9 k)00
21974-07-01
16:51 UTC
6.522.13° S, 64.64° W
19km
BOIX (406)00
31985-12-14
02:51 UTC
5.624.95° S, 64.77° W
12km
ARVIII (1)00
41997-07-15
03:53 UTC
4.723.51° S, 63.69° W
35km
ARIV (621)00
52000-05-12
18:43 UTC
7.223.75° S, 66.77° W
225km
ARV (66 k)01
62004-03-22
04:22 UTC
5.722.99° S, 64.36° W
16km
ARVIII (407)00

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