Overall Orange alert Volcanic eruption for VOLCANO DE FUEGO
in Guatemala

Event summary

Volcanic eruption is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Volcano eruption: VOLCANO DE FUEGO
Lat/Lon: 14.474722 , -90.880833
Event Date: 07 Jun 2018 06:00 UTC
Exposed Population: 8730000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 04 Jun 2018 06:21 UTC

Gdacs Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Volcano Ash Advisories for air traffic

Although Volcano Ash Advisories (VAAC) are not intended for assessing humanitarian impact, the observations of the plume are relevant for understanding local impact. The actual impact (like ash fall) depends on the type of eruption and is not known.

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 04 Jun 2018 06:00 VAAC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Guatemala , Department of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The nearest places are La Aurora, La Soledad, Alotenango, Yepocapa, Finca Sangre de Cristo, El Zapote, Acatenango, Ciudad Vieja, Nimayá, Buena Vista, and Quezaltenango.

Radius Population
100 km 8.7 million people
75 km 6.7 million people
50 km 4.7 million people
20 km 340000 people
10 km 62000 people
5 km 1600 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
La Aurora Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 1 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 7 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 17000 people 8 km
Yepocapa Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 8900 people 8 km
Finca Sangre de Cristo Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 10 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 10 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 7000 people 11 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village4 29000 people 13 km
Nimayá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 16 km
Buena Vista Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 17 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 9400 people 17 km
El Sitán Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 18 km
La Periquera Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 18 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 18 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 21 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 81000 people 21 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 21 km
Cojobal Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 21 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 22 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 22 km
Peña de Plata Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 22 km
Rincón Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 23 km
Pochuta Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 3800 people 23 km
El Reventón Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 24 km
Chuaquenún Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 27 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 17000 people 27 km
Los Jazmines Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 27 km
La Embaulada Sacatepequez Guatemala Village6 - 27 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 28 km
San José Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 28 km
Santa Marta Sacatepequez Guatemala Village6 - 28 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 28 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 28 km
San Jacinto Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 29 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 20000 people 29 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village5 9800 people 30 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 13000 people 31 km
Bejucal Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 31 km
Panimaquib Solola Guatemala Village6 - 32 km
Sacalá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 33 km
Agua Escondida Sololá Guatemala Village6 - 33 km
Ramírez Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 33 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village5 - 34 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 35 km
San Francisco Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 35 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 35 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 35 km
San Antonio Las Trojes Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 35 km
Agüero Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 35 km
Xejabí Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 35 km
Guanagazapa Escuintla Guatemala Village6 2800 people 37 km
Xayá Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 37 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 37 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 38 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 - 38 km
Sajcavillá Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 38 km
Corralitos Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 38 km
San José Poaquil Chimaltenango Guatemala City - 38 km
Ajbalché Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 39 km
Xacaxá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 39 km
Rustrián Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
Santa Rosa Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 40 km
San Andrés Semetabaj Solola Guatemala Village6 - 41 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.6 million people 41 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 41 km
Santiago Atitlán Sololá Guatemala City - 42 km
San Rafael Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 42 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village4 67000 people 42 km
Chugüexácab Segundo Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
Semetabaj Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
Quisayá Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
La Cortina Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 43 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 43 km
El Pilar Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 44 km
San Raimundo Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 44 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 45 km
Sacoj Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 45 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 46 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 47 km
El Terrero Escuintla Guatemala Village6 - 47 km
Chichac Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 47 km
Suacité Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 47 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 27000 people 48 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village5 - 48 km
Chuabaj Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 48 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 48 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village5 20000 people 48 km
Santa Inés Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 48 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 48 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village4 7500 people 48 km
La Comunidad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
La Garrucha Chimaltenango Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Ciénaga Grande Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Tzanimacabaj Quiche Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
San Martineros Guatemala Guatemala Village6 - 49 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village5 - 50 km
Monte Llano Suchitepequez Guatemala Village6 - 51 km
Los Encuentros Sololá Guatemala Village5 - 51 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village5 23000 people 52 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village5 - 52 km

see full list

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
La Aurora GUA 1509 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 40 km
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0 42 km
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500 60 km
Quezaltenango 2363 0 80 km
Retalhuleu 200 Civ. Paved No 4900 88 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 62 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 62 km
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala 62 km
Playa Grande Guatemala 80 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Pueblo Viejo Chixoy 1983 99 km

More information

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.