M 5.6 in Guatemala from 09 Aug 2018 19:21 UTC to 19:21
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: 30.18 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.636 , -91.1428
Event Date: 09 Aug 2018 19:21 UTC
09 Aug 2018 13:21 Local
Exposed Population: 1100000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000g60s
Inserted at: 09 Aug 2018 19:40 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
580000 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 63000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 22000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 10000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 330000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 470000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 370000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 320000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 540000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 390000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 3.2 million people
Solola Guatemala 410000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 500000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 330000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 760000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 460000 people
Quiche Guatemala 550000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 300000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 450000 people
San Marcos Guatemala 780000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 240000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 180000 people
Chiapas Mexico 740000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 570000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 670000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 240000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 43000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 70000 people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 270000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 75000 people
San Salvador El Salvador 1.4 million people
La Paz El Salvador 180000 people
Cuscatlan El Salvador 49000 people
Izabal Guatemala 8000 people
San Vicente El Salvador 12000 people
Usulutan El Salvador 18000 people
Peten Guatemala 11000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 33 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 40 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 41 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 43 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 18000 people 48 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village5 23000 people 50 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 52 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 56 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village5 3900 people 57 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 58 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 60 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 61 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 62 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 63 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 63 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 67 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 71 km
Tahuesco Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 72 km
Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 75 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 77 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 79 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 80 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 82 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 88 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 76 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 77 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 78 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 83 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 7500 people 86 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 13000 people 87 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 6300 people 88 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 88 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 89 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 91 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 92 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 94 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 96 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 96 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 97 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 97 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 98 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 17000 people 100 km
San Lorenzo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 2100 people 102 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 20000 people 102 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 103 km
Nueva Candalaria Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 7000 people 104 km
San Antonio Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 105 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 29000 people 106 km
Puerta Privada Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 106 km
Mazatenango Suchitepequez Guatemala City 36000 people 106 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 108 km
Boxomá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 108 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 108 km
San Pablo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 110 km
Champerico Retalhuleu Guatemala City 7600 people 110 km
Cuyotenango Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 10000 people 110 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 111 km
Santiago Atitlán Sololá Guatemala City - 111 km
Santa María Ixhuatán Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 112 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 114 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 9400 people 114 km
Masá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 114 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 114 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 114 km
Retalhuleu Retalhuleu Guatemala City 43000 people 115 km
Cuilapa Santa Rosa Guatemala City 16000 people 115 km
Pucá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 116 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 17000 people 116 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 117 km
Jesús la Bomba Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 118 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 118 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 118 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 27000 people 119 km
Finca Los Ángeles Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 120 km
Estanzuela Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 120 km
San Felipe Suchitepequez Guatemala Village5 8800 people 120 km
Santa Clara Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 121 km
Cara Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 121 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 121 km
Moyuta Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8100 people 123 km
San José Acatempa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 124 km
Jumaytepeque Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 124 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village4 67000 people 124 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 125 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 125 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 126 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 126 km
Santa Lucía Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 126 km
Santa María Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 127 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.6 million people 128 km
Conguaco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 3400 people 128 km
Casillas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8900 people 130 km
San Juan Tapalapa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 132 km
San José Poaquil Chimaltenango Guatemala City - 133 km
Tacuba Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 5000 people 134 km
Flores Costa Cuca Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 11000 people 135 km
Cantel Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 26000 people 135 km
Buenos Aires Sonsonate El Salvador Village5 - 135 km
Colomba Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 18000 people 135 km
Jalpatagua Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 10000 people 135 km
Nahualá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 135 km
Los Encuentros Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 135 km
La Sierra Jalapa Guatemala Village5 - 137 km
Seccion Pacaya Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 137 km
Metalío Sonsonate El Salvador Village4 - 137 km
San Raimundo Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 138 km
Quezaltenango Quezaltenango Guatemala Major city 110000 people 139 km
Valle Nuevo Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 140 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 140 km
Jujutla Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 1900 people 140 km
Acajutla Sonsonate El Salvador City 22000 people 142 km
Chato Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 143 km
Comapa Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 1400 people 143 km
Ahuachapán Ahuachapán El Salvador City 32000 people 144 km
Ayarza Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 - 144 km
Chichicastenango Quiché Guatemala Village4 78000 people 145 km
Totonicapán Totonicapán Guatemala Village4 9200 people 145 km
San Rafael Ahuachapan El Salvador Village5 - 145 km
San Juan Ostuncalco Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 146 km
Quezalapa Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 147 km
Chibatutuy Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 148 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
Huehuetenango HUG unknown 0
Rio Sucio Highway Strip 491 0
Coban CBV 1323 Civ. Paved No 2600
Ilopango International 616 Civ. Paved Yes 7300
El Salvador International SAL 31 Civ. Paved Yes 10500
El Playon 79 0
Rubelsanto RUV 130 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
La Libertad SVLLD El Salvador

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