M 5.9 in Guatemala on 15 Jan 2021 16:10 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1251694
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.9032 , -92.0934
Event Date: 15 Jan 2021 16:10 UTC
15 Jan 2021 10:10 Local
Exposed Population: 1360000 people in MMI>=IV
1220000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Jan 2021 16:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.5 (Guatemala)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Guatemala= 5.5; Mexico= 4.4


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000d0d0 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.05  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 13 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

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Guatemala se solidariza con la República de Indonesia ante terremotoSat, 16 Jan 2021 16:45:00 +0100.

Ciudad de Guatemala, 15 ene (AGN).– El Gobierno de Guatemala, por medio del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Minex), se solidarizó este viernes con el pueblo y Gobierno de la República Indonesia tras el terremoto que sacudió ese territo
Guatemala : fort séisme, ni victimes, ni dégâtsSat, 16 Jan 2021 04:17:00 +0100.

Un fort séisme, de magnitude 6,1 sur l'échelle ouverte de Richter, a secoué vendredi le sud et le centre du Guatemala où se trouve la capitale, mais ni dégâts ni victimes n'étaient signalés dans les heures ayant suivi, a annoncé l'Institut
Strong 5.9-magnitude quake shakes GuatemalaSat, 16 Jan 2021 04:16:00 +0100.

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 15, 2021 at 10:05 a.m. GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake swayed buildings in Guatemala's capital Friday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The shaki

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),