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)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Guatemala ,of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1223279 13.636/-91.143 5.6 30.18 4.17 09 Aug 2018 19:40 00:18 (new episode)
2 0.01 1223281 13.636/-91.143 5.6 30.18 4.17 09 Aug 2018 20:30 01:08 (new episode)
3 0.01 1223281 13.57/-91.18 5.6 28.59 4.38 09 Aug 2018 20:32 01:10 (upd of #2)
4 0.01 1223281 13.57/-91.18 5.6 28.59 4.38 09 Aug 2018 21:24 02:02 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 380000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 71000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 21000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 15000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 320000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 460000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 370000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 320000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 540000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 390000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 3.2 million people
Jutiapa Guatemala 450000 people
Solola Guatemala 410000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 330000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 740000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 450000 people
Quiche Guatemala 360000 people
San Marcos Guatemala 400000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 440000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 210000 people
Chiapas Mexico 540000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 23000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 70000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 380000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 84000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 88000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 40 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 48 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 48 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 48 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
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
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 67 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 70 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 71 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 74 km
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 74 km
Tahuesco Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 75 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 77 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 79 km
Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 81 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 83 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 85 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 85 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 86 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 89 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 95 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 85 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 86 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 91 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 7500 people 92 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 13000 people 94 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 6300 people 95 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 96 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 96 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 98 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 99 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 99 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 101 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 105 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 105 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 105 km
Nueva Candalaria Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 107 km
San Lorenzo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 2100 people 108 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 17000 people 109 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 20000 people 109 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 110 km
Puerta Privada Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 110 km
San Antonio Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 110 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 112 km
Mazatenango Suchitepequez Guatemala City 36000 people 112 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 112 km
Boxomá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 112 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 7000 people 112 km
Champerico Retalhuleu Guatemala City 7600 people 112 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 29000 people 114 km
Cuyotenango Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 10000 people 116 km
San Pablo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 116 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 116 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 117 km
Santiago Atitlán Sololá Guatemala City - 118 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 118 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 119 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 119 km
Santa María Ixhuatán Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 120 km
Retalhuleu Retalhuleu Guatemala City 43000 people 120 km
Masá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 120 km
Pucá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 121 km
Jesús la Bomba Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 121 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 9400 people 122 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 122 km
Cuilapa Santa Rosa Guatemala City 16000 people 123 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 17000 people 124 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 124 km
Finca Los Ángeles Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 125 km
San Felipe Suchitepequez Guatemala Village5 8800 people 126 km
Cara Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 126 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 126 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 126 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 27000 people 127 km
Santa Clara Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 127 km
Estanzuela Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 128 km
Moyuta Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8100 people 130 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 130 km
San José Acatempa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 131 km
Jumaytepeque Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 132 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village4 67000 people 132 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 133 km
Santa María Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 133 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 133 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 133 km
Santa Lucía Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 133 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 134 km
Conguaco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 3400 people 135 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.6 million people 136 km
Casillas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8900 people 138 km
Flores Costa Cuca Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 11000 people 139 km
Buenos Aires Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 139 km
Colomba Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 18000 people 140 km
San Juan Tapalapa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 140 km
Tacuba Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 5000 people 140 km
Seccion Pacaya Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 140 km
Cantel Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 26000 people 141 km
San José Poaquil Chimaltenango Guatemala City - 141 km
Metalío Sonsonate El Salvador Village4 - 141 km
Jalpatagua Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 10000 people 142 km
Nahualá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 142 km
Los Encuentros Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 143 km
La Sierra Jalapa Guatemala Village5 - 145 km
Quezaltenango Quezaltenango Guatemala Major city 110000 people 145 km
Jujutla Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 1900 people 145 km
Valle Nuevo Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 146 km
Acajutla Sonsonate El Salvador City 22000 people 146 km
San Raimundo Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 146 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 148 km
Ahuachapán Ahuachapán El Salvador City 32000 people 149 km
Comapa Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 1400 people 150 km
San Rafael Ahuachapan El Salvador Village5 - 150 km
Chato Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 151 km
Ocós San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 151 km
San Juan Ostuncalco Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 151 km
Totonicapán Totonicapán Guatemala Village4 9200 people 152 km
Ayarza Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 - 152 km
Quezalapa Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 152 km
La Blanca San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 152 km
Chichicastenango Quiché Guatemala Village4 78000 people 152 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0
Retalhuleu 200 Civ. Paved No 4900
La Aurora GUA 1509 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Quezaltenango 2363 0
Tapachula International TAP 29 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Tapachula 110 0
Rio Sucio Highway Strip 491 0
Huehuetenango HUG unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala
Playa Grande Guatemala
Champerico GTCHR Guatemala
Acajutla SVAQJ El Salvador
Puerto Madero MXPMD Mexico

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