M 5.8 in Guatemala on 18 Nov 2021 16:56 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1297490
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 29.54 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.5508 , -90.8004
Event Date: 18 Nov 2021 16:56 UTC
18 Nov 2021 10:56 Local
Exposed Population: 1020000 people in MMI>=IV
1.2 million in 100km
Inserted at: 19 Nov 2021 16:26 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
5.5 (Guatemala)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Guatemala= 5.5; El Salvador= 4.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fv5p Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.05  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 10 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Quake shakes buildings in Guatemala City2021-11-18T22:00+0100.

GUATEMALA CITY (REUTERS, AFP) - Buildings shook and a tremor was felt in Guatemala City on Thursday (Nov 18), according to a Reuters witness. Earthquake monitor SkyAlert gave a preliminary report of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that it said s
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Guatemala: Magnitude-5.8 earthquake strikes off Pacific coast of Guate ... 2021-11-18T20:35+0100.

Event. A magnitude-5.8 earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of Guatemala at about 10:56 Nov. 18. The epicenter was about 45 km (28 miles) south of Puerto San Jose. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 47 km (29 miles) and light shak
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5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Guatemala - USGS2021-11-18T20:29+0100.

The quake struck about 45 kilometers (28 miles) south of the coastal area of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala, near the border of El Salvador, the United States Geological Survey reported. GUATEMALA CITY - A 5.8-magnitude quake in Guatemala shoo
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5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Guatemala2021-11-18T20:18+0100.

The quake struck about 28 miles south of the coastal area of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala, near the border of El Salvador, the United States Geological Survey reported. GUATEMALA CITY — A 5.8-magnitude quake in Guatemala shook buildings in c
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),