miércoles, 14 de junio de 2017

Orange earthquake alert (7M,depth:97.9km) in Guatemala at 6/14/2017 7:29:05 AM

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 7M, Depth:97.9km
  • 14 Jun 2017 07:29:05 UTC
  • 5397550 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 7 M
  • Depth: 97.9 km (deep)
  • Source: PTWC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 14.947, -92.017
  • Time (UTC): 14 Jun 2017 07:29:05
  • Time (ECT): 14 Jun 2017 09:29:05

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inGuatemala, Department of San Marcos (population 808,778). The nearest places are San Pablo (13000 people , 2km), Malacatán (5km), Chanchicub (10km), San Francisco (10km), Navidad (10km), and 148 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Tapachula (31km), Tapachula International (runway 6500ft, 41km), Quezaltenango (56km), Retalhuleu (runway 4900ft, 58km), and Huehuetenango (72km). The nearest ports are Puerto Madero (50km), and Champerico (74km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 3.9 million people 222
50 km 2 million people 259
20 km 370000 people 297
10 km 110000 people 374



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