M 5.6 in Guatemala on 12 Oct 2018 21:09 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: 66.52 Km
Lat/Lon: 14.1873 , -91.2235
Event Date: 12 Oct 2018 21:09 UTC
Exposed Population: 7700000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000hbcu
Inserted at: 12 Oct 2018 21:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.5 (Guatemala)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.5
us1000hbcu 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
1231497 0.5 12 Oct 2018 21:09 5.6M, 66.52km 3.79 7.7 million 00:17 NEIC
1231511 0 12 Oct 2018 21:09 5.7M, 63.44km 3.96 7.8 million 02:09 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1231497 14.187/-91.224 5.6 66.52 4.3 12 Oct 2018 21:27 00:17 (new episode)
2 0 1231497 14.187/-91.224 5.6 66.52 4.3 12 Oct 2018 21:27 00:17 (upd of #1)
3 0 1231497 14.187/-91.224 5.6 66.52 3.96 12 Oct 2018 23:11 02:02 (upd of #2)
4 0 1231511 14.193/-91.177 5.7 63.44 3.79 12 Oct 2018 23:19 02:09 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 630000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 510000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 360000 people
Solola Guatemala 76000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 310000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 30000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 25000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 44000 people
San Marcos Guatemala 33000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala no people
Escuintla Guatemala 77000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 22000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 180000 people
Solola Guatemala 330000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 18000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 360000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 740000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 340000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 3.2 million people
Quiche Guatemala 800000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 450000 people
San Marcos Guatemala 990000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 300000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 500000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 300000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 1 million people
Chiapas Mexico 1.2 million people
El Progreso Guatemala 190000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 330000 people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 790000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 460000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 570000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 150000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 210000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 380000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 63000 people
Ocotepeque Honduras no people
Izabal Guatemala 14000 people
San Salvador El Salvador 290000 people
Cuscatlan El Salvador 7200 people
Peten Guatemala 65000 people
La Paz El Salvador 86000 people
San Vicente El Salvador 3900 people
Usulutan El Salvador <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 2 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 6 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 9 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 10 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village5 23000 people 14 km
Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 18 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 20 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 7500 people 25 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 13000 people 26 km
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 28 km
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 30 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 30 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 30 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 31 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 36 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 37 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 40 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 41 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 20000 people 41 km
Tahuesco Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 42 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 44 km
San Antonio Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 44 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village4 - 45 km
San Lorenzo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 2100 people 45 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 46 km
Mazatenango Suchitepequez Guatemala City 36000 people 48 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 49 km
Santiago Atitlán Sololá Guatemala City - 49 km
San Pablo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 50 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 7000 people 51 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 18000 people 52 km
Masá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 53 km
Cuyotenango Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 10000 people 54 km
Boxomá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 56 km
Puerta Privada Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 58 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 17000 people 59 km
Nueva Candalaria Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 59 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 61 km
Pucá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 62 km
San Felipe Suchitepequez Guatemala Village5 8800 people 62 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village5 3900 people 62 km
Finca Los Ángeles Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 62 km
Retalhuleu Retalhuleu Guatemala City 43000 people 63 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 9400 people 65 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 68 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 71 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 73 km
Jesús la Bomba Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 75 km
Champerico Retalhuleu Guatemala City 7600 people 75 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 85 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 87 km
Seccion Pacaya Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 90 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 91 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 92 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 95 km
La Blanca San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 107 km
Limones San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 111 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 53 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 17000 people 55 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 56 km
Santa Clara Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 59 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 29000 people 61 km
Santa Lucía Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 65 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 65 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 66 km
Santa María Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 68 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 70 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 72 km
Nahualá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 73 km
Cantel Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 26000 people 74 km
Los Encuentros Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 75 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 75 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 76 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 77 km
San José Poaquil Chimaltenango Guatemala City - 78 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 78 km
Quezaltenango Quezaltenango Guatemala Major city 110000 people 79 km
Colomba Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 18000 people 80 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 81 km
Flores Costa Cuca Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 11000 people 83 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 6300 people 83 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 83 km
Totonicapán Totonicapán Guatemala Village4 9200 people 84 km
Chichicastenango Quiché Guatemala Village4 78000 people 85 km
San Juan Ostuncalco Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 87 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 88 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 88 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village4 67000 people 89 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.6 million people 89 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 27000 people 90 km
San Raimundo Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 93 km
Santa Clara San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 93 km
Chinique Quiche Guatemala Village5 2600 people 93 km
San Carlos Totonicapan Guatemala Village5 - 95 km
San Pedro Jocopilas Quiche Guatemala Village5 1000 people 96 km
Momostenango Totonicapan Guatemala Village5 31000 people 97 km
Pologuá Totonicapán Guatemala Village5 - 99 km
Cuilapa Santa Rosa Guatemala City 16000 people 100 km
Joyabaj Quiché Guatemala Village4 13000 people 100 km
Chajbal Quiché Guatemala Village5 - 100 km
Pachalum Quiché Guatemala Village5 - 102 km
Santa María Ixhuatán Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 103 km
Estanzuela Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 103 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
Chibatutuy Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 104 km
Estancia de García Baja Verapaz Guatemala Village5 - 105 km
San Marcos San Marcos Guatemala Village5 25000 people 105 km
Chato Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 106 km
Jumaytepeque Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 106 km
Pajapita San Marcos Guatemala Village5 8000 people 106 km
Río Blanco San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 106 km
El Amparo San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 107 km
El Tumbador San Marcos Guatemala Village5 7400 people 108 km
Vixbén Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 108 km
Casillas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8900 people 109 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 110 km
Ocós San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 110 km
Xebalamguac Baja Verapaz Guatemala Village5 - 111 km
San Antonio Baja Verapaz Guatemala Village5 - 111 km
San Rafael San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 111 km
La Sierra Jalapa Guatemala Village5 - 112 km
Tecun Uman San Marcos Guatemala Village4 - 112 km
San Juan Tapalapa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 112 km
La Montaña Quiché Guatemala Village5 - 112 km
San Bartolome Jocotenango Totonicapan Guatemala Village5 - 113 km
San José Acatempa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 113 km
Las Casas Quiché Guatemala Village5 - 113 km
Garibaldi Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 114 km
Ciudad Hidalgo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 114 km
Canillá Baja Verapaz Guatemala Village5 - 116 km
Copante Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 116 km
San Sebastián San Marcos Guatemala Village4 - 117 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 117 km
El Chol Baja Verapaz Guatemala Village5 2300 people 118 km
Catarina San Marcos Guatemala Village5 3000 people 118 km
Rabinalá Baja Verapaz Guatemala Village5 - 119 km
Cubulco Baja Verapaz Guatemala Village4 9600 people 120 km
Malacatán San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 120 km
Santa AnaMalacatán Huehuetenango Guatemala Village5 - 121 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 121 km
Quequesiguán San Marcos Guatemala Village5 - 121 km
Delicias Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 121 km
Chubillil Quiché Guatemala Village5 - 123 km
Moyuta Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 8100 people 125 km
Metapa Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 127 km
Ayarza Santa Rosa Guatemala Village4 - 127 km
Rabinal Baja Verapaz Guatemala City 10000 people 127 km
Huehuetenango Huehuetenango Guatemala Village4 78000 people 128 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village5 - 128 km
Sanarate El Progreso Guatemala Village5 15000 people 129 km
Cunen Quiche Guatemala Village4 - 129 km
Conguaco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 3400 people 129 km
San Carlos Alzatate Jalapa Guatemala Village5 - 131 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 - 131 km
Aguacatan Huehuetenango Guatemala Village5 - 131 km
Jalpatagua Jutiapa Guatemala Village5 10000 people 132 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)
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500
Retalhuleu 200 Civ. Paved No 4900
Quezaltenango 2363 0
La Aurora GUA 1509 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Huehuetenango HUG unknown 0
Tapachula 110 0
Tapachula International TAP 29 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Coban CBV 1323 Civ. Paved No 2600
Chiquimula CIQ unknown 0
Rio Sucio Highway Strip 491 0
Rubelsanto RUV 130 0
Inta Northeast 155 0
San Antonio Copalar 1520 0
El Salvador International SAL 31 Civ. Paved Yes 10500

Ports

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

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Pueblo Viejo Chixoy 1983

More information

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