M 5.8 in Guatemala on 18 Nov 2021 16:56 UTC
EQ parameters
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: 5.8M
Depth: 47.26 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.518 , -90.8318
Event Date: 18 Nov 2021 16:56 UTC
18 Nov 2021 10:56 Local
Exposed Population: About 53000 people in MMI
1 million in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fv5p
Inserted at: 18 Nov 2021 17:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
5.5 (Guatemala)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Guatemala= 5.5; El Salvador= 4.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fv5p Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.05  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1410687 0 18 Nov 2021 16:56 5.8M, 47.26km 4.66 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 NEIC
1410858 0 18 Nov 2021 16:56 5.8M, 29.54km 4.07 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 23:29 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 , Department of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The nearest places are La Barrita, San José, Iztapa, El Naranjo, Papaturro, Los Pacheco, Otacingo, Cantarrana, La Candelaria, Las Cuevas, and El Maneadero.

Radius Population
100 km 1 million people
75 km 250000 people
50 km 57000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 430000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 300000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 410000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 400000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 210000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 260000 people
Solola Guatemala 260000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 230000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 520000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 490000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 140000 people
Quiche Guatemala 560000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 630000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 200000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 350000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 270000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 290000 people
San Marcos Guatemala 810000 people
San Salvador El Salvador 1.2 million people
Zacapa Guatemala 200000 people
La Paz El Salvador 310000 people
Cuscatlan El Salvador 230000 people
Chiapas Mexico 3.5 million people
Ocotepeque Honduras 89000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 740000 people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 510000 people
Cabanas El Salvador 210000 people
San Vicente El Salvador 230000 people
Lempira Honduras 210000 people
Usulutan El Salvador 460000 people
Copan Honduras 260000 people
Izabal Guatemala 330000 people
San Miguel El Salvador 510000 people
Intibuca Honduras 150000 people
Morazan El Salvador 250000 people
Santa Barbara Honduras 310000 people
Peten Guatemala 230000 people
La Paz Honduras 130000 people
La Union El Salvador 370000 people
Toledo Belize 17000 people
Comayagua Honduras 270000 people
Valle Honduras 140000 people
Cortes Honduras 800000 people
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people
Francisco Morazan Honduras 1000000 people
Choluteca Honduras 360000 people
Yoro Honduras 400000 people
Cayo Belize 34000 people
El Paraiso Honduras 280000 people
Atlantida Honduras 410000 people
Tabasco Mexico 1.6 million people
Stann Creek Belize 21000 people
Leon Nicaragua 380000 people
Nueva Segovia Nicaragua 130000 people
Madriz Nicaragua 98000 people
Oaxaca Mexico 3.3 million people
Olancho Honduras 340000 people
Esteli Nicaragua 190000 people
Orange Walk Belize 33000 people
Belize Belize 68000 people
Campeche Mexico 580000 people
Managua Nicaragua 1.1 million people
Jinotega Nicaragua 190000 people
Matagalpa Nicaragua 350000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village - 45 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 19000 people 45 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village 4000 people 48 km
El Naranjo Escuintla Guatemala Village - 48 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 51 km
Los Pacheco Escuintla Guatemala Village - 51 km
Otacingo Escuintla Guatemala Village - 52 km
Cantarrana Escuintla Guatemala Village - 52 km
La Candelaria Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 54 km
Las Cuevas Escuintla Guatemala Village - 55 km
El Castaño Escuintla Guatemala Village - 55 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 56 km
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 57 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 58 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 59 km
Málaga Escuintla Guatemala Village - 61 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 61 km
El Panal Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 61 km
San José Rama Blanca Escuintla Guatemala Village - 63 km
El Terrero Escuintla Guatemala Village - 63 km
El Pilar Escuintla Guatemala Village - 64 km
Astillero Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 64 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 67 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village - 68 km
San Miguel Aroche Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 68 km
Corralitos Escuintla Guatemala Village - 68 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 69 km
El Maneadero Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 69 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
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500 46 km
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0 64 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 44 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 44 km
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala 45 km
Playa Grande Guatemala 98 km

More information

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