M 5.8 in Guatemala on 12 Nov 2022 04:39 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 99.622 Km
Lat/Lon: 14.1232 , -90.787
Event Date: 12 Nov 2022 04:39 UTC
11 Nov 2022 22:39 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
90 thousand in MMI V
Source: NEIC us7000ip7p
Inserted at: 12 Nov 2022 04:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.5 (Guatemala)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000ip7p 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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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1472689 0 12 Nov 2022 04:39 5.8M, 99.622km 4.28 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Guatemala ,of Escuintla (population 573,063) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1472689 14.123/-90.787 5.8 99.6 4.416 12 Nov 2022 05:00 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1472689 14.123/-90.787 5.8 99.6 4.416 12 Nov 2022 05:19 00:40 (upd of #1)
3 0 1472689 14.123/-90.787 5.8 99.6 4.302 12 Nov 2022 06:43 02:03 (upd of #2)
4 0 1472689 14.123/-90.787 5.8 99.6 4.285 13 Nov 2022 05:40 1d 01:00 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Escuintla Guatemala 720000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 170000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 11000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 160000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 490000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 10000 people
Solola Guatemala 210000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador no people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 7500 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Obero Escuintla Guatemala City - 10 km
Masagua Escuintla Guatemala Village 9900 people 11 km
Brito Escuintla Guatemala Village - 14 km
Ceiba Amelia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 19 km
Escuintla Escuintla Guatemala City 100000 people 20 km
La Democracia Escuintla Guatemala Village - 21 km
San José Escuintla Guatemala City 19000 people 22 km
Iztapa Escuintla Guatemala Village 4000 people 22 km
La Barrita Escuintla Guatemala Village - 27 km
Siquinalá Escuintla Guatemala Village - 28 km
Papaturro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 30 km
El Zapote Escuintla Guatemala Village - 30 km
Pozitos Escuintla Guatemala Village - 31 km
El Pescador Guatemala Guatemala Village - 32 km
Santa Lucia Cotz Escuintla Guatemala Village - 34 km
Taxisco Santa Rosa Guatemala Village 6400 people 35 km
Cuje Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 36 km
Las Playas Escuintla Guatemala Village - 37 km
La Gomera Escuintla Guatemala Village 24000 people 39 km
Alotenango Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 17000 people 40 km
Guazacapán Santa Rosa Guatemala City - 40 km
El Pumpo Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 41 km
La Avellana Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 41 km
Cerro Colorado Escuintla Guatemala Village - 42 km
Ciudad Vieja Sacatepéquez Guatemala Village 30000 people 44 km
Sipacate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 44 km
El Jobito Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 44 km
Agua Dulce Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 46 km
Chontal Escuintla Guatemala Village - 48 km
San Rafael Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 48 km
Poza Verde Escuintla Guatemala Village - 48 km
Acatenango Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 7000 people 51 km
Patulul Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 14000 people 52 km
Parramos Chimaltenango Guatemala Village 9500 people 54 km
Cuilapa Santa Rosa Guatemala City 16000 people 55 km
Los Cerritos Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 56 km
Poza Escuintla Guatemala Village - 57 km
Tejar Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 58 km
Santa Bárbara Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 59 km
Chimaltenango Chimaltenango Guatemala City 82000 people 59 km
Tecojate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 62 km
San Pedro Santa Rosa Guatemala Village - 64 km
Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Escuintla Guatemala Village - 64 km
Río Bravo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 7500 people 65 km
Patzún Chimaltenango Guatemala City 18000 people 66 km
Comalapa Chimaltenango Guatemala City 21000 people 69 km
Barra Madre Vieja Escuintla Guatemala Village - 71 km
Bolivia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 74 km
Pamanzana Chimaltenango Guatemala Village - 74 km
Chicacao Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 20000 people 74 km
Barra de la Gabina Jutiapa Guatemala Village - 76 km
Caserío El Guayabo Ahuachapán El Salvador Village - 81 km
San Pedro Sololá Guatemala Village - 82 km
Nueva Venecia Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 82 km
San Antonio Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 82 km
Sololá Sololá Guatemala City 10000 people 84 km
Bracitos Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 84 km
Patut Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 85 km
Masá Sololá Guatemala Village - 87 km
San Lorenzo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village 2100 people 88 km
Tahuesco Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 88 km
San Pablo Suchitepéquez Guatemala Village - 88 km
Santa Lucía Sololá Guatemala Village - 88 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
El Naranjo ENJ unknown 0 6 km
San Jose 9 Civ. Paved No 6500 21 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Puerto Quetzail GTPRQ Guatemala 23 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 23 km
San Jose GTSJO Guatemala 23 km
Playa Grande Guatemala 78 km

More information

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