jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Orange earthquake alert (6.8M,depth:10km) in Guatemala at 6/22/2017 12:31:00 PM

Orange Earthquake in Guatemala


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


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.8M, Depth:10km
  • 22 Jun 2017 12:31:00 UTC
  • 1275749 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 6.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 79 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: PTWC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 13.682, -91.114
  • Time (UTC): 22 Jun 2017 12:31:00
  • Time (ECT): 22 Jun 2017 14:31:00

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Guatemala, Department of Escuintla (population 573,063). The distance to the nearest coast is 25km. The nearest places are Sipacate (27km), El Naranjo (28km), San José Rama Blanca (30km), Las Cuevas (32km), La Barrita (33km), and 33 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, 41km), and El Naranjo (55km). The nearest ports are San Jose (40km), San Jose (40km), Puerto Quetzail (44km), and Playa Grande (62km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 79km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
100 km 1.2 million people 40 Likely
75 km 530000 people 30 Very likely
50 km 150000 people 19 Very likely
20 km no people 0 Very likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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