Nov 18, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:72.12km) in Guatemala at 11/18/2016 12:23:49 AM

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 4.5M, Depth:72.12km
  • 18 Nov 2016 00:23:49 UTC
  • 7374656 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 72.12 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 14.1708, -91.2063
  • Time (UTC): 18 Nov 2016 00:23:49
  • Time (ECT): 18 Nov 2016 01:23:49

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inGuatemala, Department of Escuintla (population 573,063). The nearest places are Poza Verde (2km), Cerro Colorado (3km), Santa Ana Mixtán (6km), Las Playas (8km), Poza (11km), and 112 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are El Naranjo (41km), San Jose (runway 6500ft, 47km), Retalhuleu (runway 4900ft, 65km), Quezaltenango (83km), and La Aurora (runway 9800ft, 86km). The nearest ports are Playa Grande (34km), San Jose (49km), San Jose (49km), Puerto Quetzail (53km), and Champerico (76km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 2.6 million people 152
50 km 880000 people 113
20 km 160000 people 130
10 km 43000 people 138



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