lunes, 21 de agosto de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:37.72km) in Guatemala at 8/20/2017 11:29:01 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 5.4M, Depth:37.72km
  • 20 Aug 2017 23:29:01 UTC
  • 2928569 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.4 M
  • Depth: 37.72 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 14.0641, -91.7164
  • Time (UTC): 20 Aug 2017 23:29:01
  • Time (ECT): 21 Aug 2017 01:29:01

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Guatemala, Department of Retalhuleu (population 258,279). The distance to the nearest coast is 8km. The nearest places are El Tulate (9km), Tahuesco (13km), La Verde (13km), Nueva Venecia (19km), Bracitos (26km), and 60 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Retalhuleu (runway 4900ft, 50km), Quezaltenango (91km), El Naranjo (95km), and San Jose (runway 6500ft, 96km). The nearest ports are Playa Grande (22km), and Champerico (31km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1.3 million people 74
50 km 300000 people 39
20 km 19000 people 15
10 km <1000 people 0



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