viernes, 30 de junio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:37.35km) in Guatemala at 6/30/2017 1:01:00 PM

Green Earthquake in Guatemala


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.9M, Depth:37.35km
  • 30 Jun 2017 13:01:00 UTC
  • 820054 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 37.35 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 13.4866, -90.9424
  • Time (UTC): 30 Jun 2017 13:01:00
  • Time (ECT): 30 Jun 2017 15:01:00

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Guatemala, Department of Escuintla (population 573,063). The distance to the nearest coast is 47km. The nearest places are La Barrita (47km), El Naranjo (48km), San José (18000 people , 50km), Cantarrana (53km), Sipacate (53km), and 17 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are San Jose (runway 6500ft, 50km), and El Naranjo (68km). The nearest ports are San Jose (49km), San Jose (49km), Puerto Quetzail (50km), and Playa Grande (91km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 210000 people 12
50 km 10000 people 1
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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