Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Guatemala on 3/29/2018 1:21:49 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 28 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.5 in Guatemala on 29 Mar 2018 01:21 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M4.5Depth: 73.12 KmEvent Date UTC: 29 Mar 2018 01:21Exposed Population: 7840000 people within 100km

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened inGuatemala, Department of Escuintla (population 573,063). The nearest places are Las Playas (2km), Cerro Colorado (3km), Xayá (7km), Poza Verde (9km), Agüero (10km), and 120 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 (35km), San Jose (runway 6500ft, 43km), Retalhuleu (runway 4900ft, 69km), La Aurora (runway 9800ft, 80km), and Quezaltenango (84km). The nearest ports are Playa Grande (40km), San Jose (45km), San Jose (45km), Puerto Quetzail (49km), and Champerico (82km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 3.4 million people 194 50 km 1 million people 127 20 km 180000 people 144 10 km 40000 people 128


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