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 320000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 95000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 8700 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala <1000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 380000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 440000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 540000 people
Solola Guatemala 410000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 320000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 390000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 760000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 390000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 3.2 million people
Quiche Guatemala 770000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 450000 people
San Marcos Guatemala 960000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 270000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 500000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 290000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 420000 people
Chiapas Mexico 820000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 180000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 330000 people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 430000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 400000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 460000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 69000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 25000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 110000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 17000 people
Izabal Guatemala 8400 people
San Salvador El Salvador 19000 people
Cuscatlan El Salvador 3100 people
Peten Guatemala 47000 people
La Paz El Salvador 24000 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
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 28 km
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 30 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 30 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 36 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 41 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 46 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 13000 people 26 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 27 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 30 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 31 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 37 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 40 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
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
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 53 km
Cuyotenango Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 10000 people 54 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 17000 people 55 km
Boxomá Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 56 km
San Pedro Sololá 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
Santa Clara Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 59 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 61 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 29000 people 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
Santa Lucía Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 65 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 65 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 9400 people 65 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 66 km
Santa María Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 68 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 68 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 69 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 70 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 71 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 72 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 73 km
Nahualá Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 73 km
Cantel Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 26000 people 74 km
Los Encuentros Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 75 km
Jesús la Bomba Retalhuleu Guatemala Village5 - 75 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 75 km
Champerico Retalhuleu Guatemala City 7600 people 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
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 85 km
San Juan Ostuncalco Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 87 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa 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
Seccion Pacaya Quezaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 90 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 91 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 92 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 Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 95 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

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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
Rio Sucio Highway Strip 491 0
Rubelsanto RUV 130 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

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