Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Guatemala on 12/15/2017 9:07:44 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 15 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.1 in Guatemala on 15 Dec 2017 09:07 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: M5.1Depth: 110.54 KmEvent Date UTC: 15 Dec 2017 09:07Exposed Population: 6870000 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 Suchitepequez (population 406,769). The nearest places are Santa María (2km), San Felipe (8800 people , 5km), Tzanmucubal (8km), Chirijalimá (9km), Xepach (9km), and 179 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Quezaltenango (18km), Retalhuleu (runway 4900ft, 27km), Huehuetenango (70km), Tapachula (86km), and Tapachula International (runway 6500ft, 91km). The nearest ports are Champerico (62km), Playa Grande (66km), and Puerto Madero (96km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 4.5 million people 257 50 km 2.6 million people 342 20 km 640000 people 511 10 km 60000 people 193


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