M 5.7 in Guatemala on 12 Oct 2018 21:09 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: 5.7M
Depth: 63.44 Km
Lat/Lon: 14.1932 , -91.1774
Event Date: 12 Oct 2018 21:09 UTC
Exposed Population: 7840000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000hbcu
Inserted at: 12 Oct 2018 23:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 5.5 (Guatemala)

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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
1231497 0.53 12 Oct 2018 21:09 5.6M, 66.52km 3.79 7.7 million 00:17 NEIC
1231511 0.01 12 Oct 2018 21:09 5.7M, 63.44km 3.96 7.8 million 02:09 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Guatemala , Department of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The nearest places are Cerro Colorado, Las Playas, Poza Verde, Xayá, Santa Ana Mixtán, La Gomera, Agüero, Poza, El Bebedero, Chontal, and Guatemala.

Radius Population
100 km 7.8 million people
75 km 3.3 million people
50 km 1 million people
20 km 180000 people
10 km 40000 people
5 km 10000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 3 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 5 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 6 km
Xayá Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 8 km
Santa Ana Mixtán Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 10 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village5 23000 people 12 km
Agüero Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 14 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 14 km
El Bebedero Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 16 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 21 km
Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 22 km
Málaga Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 23 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 23 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 24 km
El Terrero Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 24 km
Chichimecas Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 24 km
La Noria Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 25 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 13000 people 25 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 25 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 26 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 7500 people 27 km
Centroamérica Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 27 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Las Cuevas Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 29 km
El Pilar Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 29 km
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 29 km
San José Rama Blanca Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 29 km
Peña de Plata Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 30 km
Nimayá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 30 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 30 km
Corralitos Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 31 km
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 32 km
La Cortina Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 32 km
Cantarrana Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 33 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 34 km
Huitzitzil Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 35 km
El Naranjo Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 35 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 36 km
San Francisco Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 36 km
Finca Sangre de Cristo Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 36 km
Monte Llano Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 37 km
Otacingo Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 38 km
El Reventón Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 38 km
San José El Ídolo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village6 - 38 km
Buena Vista Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 39 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 39 km
Belén Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
Zanjón de Agua Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
Pochuta Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 3800 people 41 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 41 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 41 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 42 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 20000 people 42 km
Yepocapa Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 8900 people 42 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 42 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 44 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 44 km
Los Pacheco Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 44 km
Panimaquib Solola Guatemala Village6 - 45 km
La Aurora Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 45 km
San Antonio Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 46 km
Tahuesco Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 47 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 7000 people 48 km
San Lorenzo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 2100 people 48 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 18000 people 48 km
La Máquina Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Santiago Atitlán Sololá Guatemala City - 49 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 50 km
Chuaquenún Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 50 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 17000 people 51 km
Mazatenango Suchitepequez Guatemala City 36000 people 51 km
San Pablo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 52 km
Agua Escondida Sololá Guatemala Village6 - 53 km
La Periquera Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 53 km
Pasajquim Solola Guatemala Village6 - 53 km
Masá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 55 km
Cojobal Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 55 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 56 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 56 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 17000 people 56 km
El Tulate Retalhuleu Guatemala Village6 - 57 km
Guanagazapa Escuintla Guatemala Village6 2800 people 57 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 29000 people 57 km
El Sitán Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 57 km
Cuyotenango Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 10000 people 57 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village5 3900 people 58 km
Chirijalimá Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 58 km
Santa Clara Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 59 km
Boxomá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 60 km
Los Jazmines Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 61 km
Sajquim Sololá Guatemala Village6 - 61 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 9400 people 61 km
San Miguel Solola Guatemala Village6 - 61 km
El Castaño Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 62 km
San Andrés Semetabaj Solola Guatemala Village6 - 62 km
La Verde Retalhuleu Guatemala Village6 - 62 km
Puerta Privada Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 62 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 62 km
Rincón Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 63 km
San José Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 63 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
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0 39 km
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500 47 km
Retalhuleu 200 Civ. Paved No 4900 67 km
Quezaltenango 2363 0 82 km
La Aurora GUA 1509 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 82 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Playa Grande Guatemala 38 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 49 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 49 km
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala 52 km
Champerico GTCHR Guatemala 79 km

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