jueves, 9 de agosto de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5.6 in Guatemala on 8/9/2018 7:21:54 PM

M 5.6 in Guatemala on 09 Aug 2018 19:21 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Shakemap" alerting model


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6
  • Depth: 30.18 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 09 Aug 2018 19:21
  • Exposed population in MMI>=7: 0

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Guatemala, Department of Escuintla (population 573,063). The distance to the nearest coast is 31km. The nearest places are Sipacate (32km), El Naranjo (33km), San José Rama Blanca (34km), Las Cuevas (37km), La Barrita (39km), and 31 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, 46km), and El Naranjo (61km). The nearest ports are San Jose (46km), San Jose (46km), Puerto Quetzail (50km), and Playa Grande (64km).


Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people



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