M 5.6 in Guatemala on 09 Aug 2018 19:21 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 28.59 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.5696 , -91.1795
Event Date: 09 Aug 2018 19:21 UTC
Exposed Population: 890000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000g60s
Inserted at: 09 Aug 2018 20:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 5.5 (Guatemala)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1223279 0.01 09 Aug 2018 19:21 5.6M, 30.18km 4.17 1.1 million 00:18 NEIC
1223281 0.01 09 Aug 2018 19:21 5.6M, 28.59km 4.38 900 thousand 01:08 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Guatemala , Department of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The nearest places are Sipacate, San José Rama Blanca, El Naranjo, Las Cuevas, Tecojate, La Barrita, Chontal, Cantarrana, Chichimecas, Málaga, and Poza.

Radius Population
100 km 890000 people
75 km 310000 people
50 km 26000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 250000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
Jutiapa Guatemala 420000 people
Solola Guatemala 260000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 290000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 620000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 400000 people
Quiche Guatemala 560000 people
San Marcos Guatemala 800000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 350000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 230000 people
Chiapas Mexico 3.5 million people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 190000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 130000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 520000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 480000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 730000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 280000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 270000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 190000 people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 500000 people
San Salvador El Salvador 1.1 million people
Ocotepeque Honduras 89000 people
La Paz El Salvador 300000 people
Cuscatlan El Salvador 230000 people
Cabanas El Salvador 210000 people
Izabal Guatemala 330000 people
San Vicente El Salvador 220000 people
Lempira Honduras 210000 people
Copan Honduras 260000 people
Usulutan El Salvador 450000 people
San Miguel El Salvador 510000 people
Peten Guatemala 220000 people
Intibuca Honduras 140000 people
Santa Barbara Honduras 310000 people
Morazan El Salvador 240000 people
La Paz Honduras 120000 people
Toledo Belize 16000 people
La Union El Salvador 370000 people
Comayagua Honduras 260000 people
Cortes Honduras 790000 people
Valle Honduras 140000 people
Cayo Belize 34000 people
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people
Francisco Morazan Honduras 990000 people
Yoro Honduras 400000 people
Choluteca Honduras 350000 people
Tabasco Mexico 1.6 million people
Oaxaca Mexico 3.3 million people
El Paraiso Honduras 270000 people
Stann Creek Belize 20000 people
Atlantida Honduras 400000 people
Leon Nicaragua 370000 people
Campeche Mexico 580000 people
Orange Walk Belize 33000 people
Nueva Segovia Nicaragua 130000 people
Belize Belize 67000 people
Olancho Honduras 340000 people
Madriz Nicaragua 97000 people
Esteli Nicaragua 180000 people
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 40 km
San José Rama Blanca Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 41 km
El Naranjo Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 42 km
Las Cuevas Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 46 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 48 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 48 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 48 km
Cantarrana Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Chichimecas Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Málaga Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 51 km
Otacingo Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 55 km
El Bebedero Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 56 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 18000 people 56 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 56 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village5 23000 people 57 km
El Terrero Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 58 km
Los Pacheco Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 59 km
Santa Ana Mixtán Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 61 km
Huitzitzil Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 62 km
El Pilar Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 63 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 64 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village5 3900 people 64 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 66 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 66 km
La Noria Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 67 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 67 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Corralitos Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 69 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500 55 km
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0 70 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 54 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 54 km
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala 58 km
Playa Grande Guatemala 69 km

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