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: 29.54 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.5508 , -90.8004
Event Date: 18 Nov 2021 16:56 UTC
18 Nov 2021 10:56 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
1.2 million in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fv5p
Inserted at: 19 Nov 2021 16:26 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
no 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 600000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 120000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 43000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 69000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 13000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 21000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 4400 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 19000 people 42 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village - 42 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village 4000 people 43 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 47 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 51 km
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 54 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 54 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 56 km
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 56 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 62 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 64 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 67 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village - 67 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village - 67 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 6400 people 68 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village 24000 people 70 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 71 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 71 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 71 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 71 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village 9900 people 73 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 75 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 77 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village - 79 km
Las Champas Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 79 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village - 79 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 81 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 83 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village - 83 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village - 85 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village - 86 km
Cara Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 87 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village - 89 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village - 90 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

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala
Playa Grande Guatemala

More information

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