M 6.4 in Guatemala on 17 May 2023 23:02 UTC
Rapid Impact

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: 6.4M
Depth: 255.562 Km
Lat/Lon: 15.1212 , -90.8546
Event Date: 17 May 2023 23:02 UTC
17 May 2023 17:02 Local
Exposed Population: 10.4 million in MMI IV
Source: NEIC us6000kcnb
Inserted at: 17 May 2023 23:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.5 (Guatemala)


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(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000kcnb Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 rapid impact 0  
  C2 rapid impact 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

The green area correspond to areas affected by strong shaking (MMI VI or higher) according to the simulation.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1506133 0 17 May 2023 23:02 6.4M, 255.562km 3.97 N/A (in MMI>=VII) N/A 00:15 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.

Rapid Impact

The results presented below are calculated with the ShakeMap open source software (USGS) using only earthquake hypocenter information to provide a rapid estimation of the ground motion and shaking intensity without taking into account any instrumental observations or earthquake source scaling laws.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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