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

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
09 Aug 2018 13:21 Local
Exposed Population: 550000 people in MMI>=IV
890000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000g60s
Inserted at: 09 Aug 2018 20:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.5 (Guatemala)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000g60s Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.05  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1223279 0 09 Aug 2018 19:21 5.6M, 30.18km 4.17 1.1 million 00:18 NEIC
1223281 0 09 Aug 2018 19:21 5.6M, 28.59km 4.38 900 thousand 01:08 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

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

Intensity Population
no people
7.7 million people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1223279 13.636/-91.143 5.6 30.18 4.17 09 Aug 2018 19:40 00:18 (new episode)
2 0 1223281 13.636/-91.143 5.6 30.18 4.17 09 Aug 2018 20:30 01:08 (new episode)
3 0 1223281 13.57/-91.18 5.6 28.59 4.38 09 Aug 2018 20:32 01:10 (upd of #2)
4 0 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. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 40 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 48 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village - 48 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village - 48 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 18000 people 56 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village - 56 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village 23000 people 57 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 64 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village 3900 people 64 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village - 66 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 66 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village - 67 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village - 69 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village - 70 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 71 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 74 km
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 74 km
Tahuesco Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 75 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 77 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village 9800 people 79 km
Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 81 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 83 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 85 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village - 85 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 86 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 89 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 95 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village - 85 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village - 86 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 91 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 7500 people 92 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 13000 people 94 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 6300 people 95 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 96 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village - 96 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 98 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 99 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 99 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 101 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village - 104 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 105 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 105 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village - 105 km
Nueva Candalaria Retalhuleu Guatemala Village - 107 km
San Lorenzo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 2100 people 108 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 17000 people 109 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 20000 people 109 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 110 km
Puerta Privada Retalhuleu Guatemala Village - 110 km
San Antonio Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 110 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village - 112 km
Mazatenango Suchitepequez Guatemala City 36000 people 112 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 112 km
Boxomá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village - 112 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 7000 people 112 km
Champerico Retalhuleu Guatemala City 7600 people 112 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 29000 people 114 km
Cuyotenango Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 10000 people 116 km
San Pablo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 116 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village - 116 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 117 km
Santiago Atitlán Sololá Guatemala City - 118 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 118 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 119 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 119 km
Santa María Ixhuatán Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 120 km
Retalhuleu Retalhuleu Guatemala City 43000 people 120 km
Masá Sololá Guatemala Village - 120 km
Pucá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village - 121 km
Jesús la Bomba Retalhuleu Guatemala Village - 121 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 9400 people 122 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village - 122 km
Cuilapa Santa Rosa Guatemala City 16000 people 123 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 17000 people 124 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village - 124 km
Finca Los Ángeles Retalhuleu Guatemala Village - 125 km
San Felipe Suchitepequez Guatemala Village 8800 people 126 km
Cara Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 126 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 126 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 126 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village 27000 people 127 km
Santa Clara Sololá Guatemala Village - 127 km
Estanzuela Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 128 km
Moyuta Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 8100 people 130 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village - 130 km
San José Acatempa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 131 km
Jumaytepeque Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 132 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village 67000 people 132 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 133 km
Santa María Quezaltenango Guatemala Village - 133 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 133 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 133 km
Santa Lucía Sololá Guatemala Village - 133 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 134 km
Conguaco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 3400 people 135 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.6 million people 136 km
Casillas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 8900 people 138 km
Flores Costa Cuca Quezaltenango Guatemala Village 11000 people 139 km
Buenos Aires Sonsonate El Salvador Village - 139 km
Colomba Quezaltenango Guatemala Village 18000 people 140 km
San Juan Tapalapa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 140 km
Tacuba Ahuachapán El Salvador Village 5000 people 140 km
Seccion Pacaya Quezaltenango Guatemala Village - 140 km
Cantel Quezaltenango Guatemala Village 26000 people 141 km
San José Poaquil Chimaltenango Guatemala City - 141 km
Metalío Sonsonate El Salvador Village - 141 km
Jalpatagua Jutiapa Guatemala Village 10000 people 142 km
Nahualá Sololá Guatemala Village - 142 km
Los Encuentros Sololá Guatemala Village - 143 km
La Sierra Jalapa Guatemala Village - 145 km
Quezaltenango Quezaltenango Guatemala Major city 110000 people 145 km
Jujutla Ahuachapán El Salvador Village 1900 people 145 km
Valle Nuevo Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 146 km
Acajutla Sonsonate El Salvador City 22000 people 146 km
San Raimundo Guatemala Guatemala Village - 146 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 148 km
Ahuachapán Ahuachapán El Salvador City 32000 people 149 km
Comapa Jutiapa Guatemala Village 1400 people 150 km
San Rafael Ahuachapan El Salvador Village - 150 km
Chato Guatemala Guatemala Village - 151 km
Ocós San Marcos Guatemala Village - 151 km
San Juan Ostuncalco Quezaltenango Guatemala Village - 151 km
Totonicapán Totonicapán Guatemala Village 9200 people 152 km
Ayarza Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 152 km
Quezalapa Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 152 km
La Blanca San Marcos Guatemala Village - 152 km
Chichicastenango Quiché Guatemala Village 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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