M 5.8 in Guatemala on 18 Nov 2021 16:56 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: 5.8M
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.

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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 ,of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
59000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1410687 13.518/-90.832 5.8 47.3 4.687 18 Nov 2021 17:19 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1410687 13.518/-90.832 5.8 47.3 4.66 18 Nov 2021 18:21 01:24 (upd of #1)
3 0 1410858 13.518/-90.832 5.8 47.3 4.66 18 Nov 2021 19:02 02:05 (new episode)
4 0 1410858 13.551/-90.8 5.8 29.5 4.069 19 Nov 2021 16:29 23:32 (upd of #3)
5 0 1410858 13.551/-90.8 5.8 29.5 4.069 19 Nov 2021 17:30 1d 00:33 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 35000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 700000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 360000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 340000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 320000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 3 million people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 500000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 410000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 410000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 490000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 200000 people
Solola Guatemala 17000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 30000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 160000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 8000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity 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
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 51 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
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 61 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 67 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village - 68 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 69 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village 24000 people 71 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village - 72 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 72 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 6400 people 73 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 74 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 75 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 75 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 76 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 76 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village 9900 people 76 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 80 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village - 80 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village - 81 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 83 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village - 84 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village - 85 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 85 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 87 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 87 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village - 89 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village - 89 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village - 90 km
Cara Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 91 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village - 93 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village - 94 km
Santa María Ixhuatán Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 96 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village - 96 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 97 km
Las Pozas Guatemala Guatemala Village - 99 km
Moyuta Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 8100 people 100 km
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 100 km
Cuilapa Santa Rosa Guatemala City 16000 people 102 km
Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 102 km
Buenos Aires Sonsonate El Salvador Village - 102 km
Santa Elena Barillas Guatemala Guatemala Village - 103 km
Metalío Sonsonate El Salvador Village - 104 km
Conguaco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 3400 people 104 km
Tahuesco Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 106 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 14000 people 106 km
San José Acatempa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 106 km
Tacuba Ahuachapán El Salvador Village 5100 people 106 km
Estanzuela Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 106 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 17000 people 107 km
Los Verdes Guatemala Guatemala Village - 107 km
Amatitlán Guatemala Guatemala City 48000 people 108 km
Acajutla Sonsonate El Salvador City 22000 people 108 km
Jujutla Ahuachapán El Salvador Village 2000 people 110 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 110 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 7500 people 110 km
Jumaytepeque Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 111 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 30000 people 111 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 112 km
Jalpatagua Jutiapa Guatemala Village 10000 people 113 km
La Soledad Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 113 km
Fraijanes Guatemala Guatemala Village 28000 people 113 km
Valle Nuevo Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 114 km
San Rafael Ahuachapan El Salvador Village - 114 km
Antigua Sacatepéquez Guatemala Major city 21000 people 115 km
Ahuachapán Ahuachapán El Salvador City 33000 people 116 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 7000 people 116 km
Quezalapa Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 117 km
Casillas Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 8900 people 118 km
San Juan Tapalapa Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 119 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 9500 people 121 km
Salcoatitán Sonsonate El Salvador Village - 121 km
Santa Catarina Pinula Guatemala Guatemala Village 68000 people 121 km
Sonsonate Sonsonate El Salvador City 59000 people 122 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 123 km
El Manzanillo Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village - 125 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 125 km
Atiquizaya Ahuachapán El Salvador Village 9500 people 125 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 20000 people 125 km
Mixco Guatemala Guatemala City 470000 people 126 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 82000 people 126 km
La Sierra Jalapa Guatemala Village - 126 km
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Capital 1.7 million people 127 km
Chalchuapa Ahuachapan El Salvador City 32000 people 127 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 127 km
Izalco Sonsonate El Salvador Village 19000 people 128 km
Ayarza Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 129 km
San Antonio Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 130 km
San Lorenzo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 2100 people 130 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 18000 people 130 km
La Esmeralda Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 132 km
Jutiapa Jutiapa Guatemala City 34000 people 132 km
Mazatenango Suchitepequez Guatemala City 36000 people 133 km
Cuisnahuat Sonsonate El Salvador Village - 134 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 21000 people 135 km
Yupiltepeque Jutiapa Guatemala Village 3000 people 135 km
San Pablo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 136 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)
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0
La Aurora GUA 1509 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Retalhuleu 200 Civ. Paved No 4900

Ports

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

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