PAGER - M 5.5 - GUATEMALA

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 17:52:21 UTC (11:52:21 local)Location: 14.2° N, 91° WDepth: 76kmEvent Id: USB000D65AAlert Version: 2Created: 1 hour, 40 minutes after earthquake.
Global Location

Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 9 (YELLOW)1
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
99
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)1
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*11,659k*7,334k000000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1976-02-04935.4V (2m)0
1978-07-29684.9VII (14k)17
1976-02-042377.5IX (80k)22778

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and fires that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IVSan Miguel Duenas8k
IVAntigua Guatemala39k
IVSan Antonio Aguas Calientes8k
IVCiudad Vieja30k
IVSanta Maria de Jesus16k
IVSanta Catarina Barahona3k
IVMixco473k
IVVilla Nueva407k
IVGuatemala City995k
IIISan Salvador526k
IIISoyapango330k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-06-07
18:34 UTC
5.714.42° N, 91.72° W
32km
GTVII (150 k)00
21975-11-05
17:04 UTC
516.9° N, 92.82° W
12km
MXVII (515)11
31976-02-04
09:01 UTC
7.515.3° N, 89.15° W
13km
GTIX (80 k)2277822778tsunami
41976-02-04
09:30 UTC
5.414.81° N, 90.47° W
60km
GTV (2,086 k)00
51976-02-08
08:13 UTC
5.615.67° N, 88.52° W
4km
GTVII (41 k)00
61976-03-13
16:30 UTC
5.414.73° N, 91.01° W
15km
GTVII (43 k)44landslide
71977-09-10
10:21 UTC
5.513.96° N, 91.67° W
25km
GTVII (15 k)00
81978-02-22
06:07 UTC
6.314.27° N, 91.4° W
67km
GTVII (121 k)22
91978-07-29
14:37 UTC
4.914.76° N, 90.99° W
15km
GTVII (14 k)1717
101978-08-18
15:35 UTC
6.214.34° N, 91.47° W
83km
GTVI (453 k)00
111979-10-09
07:49 UTC
514.2° N, 90.33° W
15km
GTVII (7)00landslide
121979-10-27
14:35 UTC
6.813.83° N, 90.84° W
62km
GTVIII (18 k)77
131979-10-27
21:43 UTC
6.813.76° N, 90.72° W
64km
GTVIII (54 k)00
141980-08-09
05:45 UTC
6.515.91° N, 88.49° W
16km
GTIX (116)22
151982-01-12
05:48 UTC
6.113.17° N, 87.54° W
8km
HNVIII (454)00
161982-04-06
15:49 UTC
5.814.22° N, 91.93° W
25km
GTVIII (102)00
171982-04-06
19:56 UTC
6.714.27° N, 92.02° W
45km
GTVII (340 k)00
181982-06-19
06:21 UTC
7.313.34° N, 89.31° W
73km
SVVIII (220 k)4343landslide
191982-09-29
05:50 UTC
5.614.49° N, 89.1° W
14km
HNVIII (5)33
201983-12-02
03:09 UTC
714.06° N, 91.91° W
35km
GTVIII (78 k)00
211985-10-11
03:39 UTC
4.515.3° N, 90.86° W
5km
GTVI (14 k)00
221986-10-10
17:49 UTC
5.713.8° N, 89.16° W
11km
SVVIII (30 k)9501500landslide
231988-11-03
14:47 UTC
6.613.91° N, 90.5° W
76km
GTVII (143 k)55landslide
241990-07-13
13:50 UTC
512.96° N, 87.75° W
15km
NIVI (173)00
251991-06-21
06:27 UTC
5.813.41° N, 89.64° W
71km
SVVI (14 k)01fire
261991-09-18
09:48 UTC
6.214.61° N, 90.93° W
11km
GTIX (9 k)2525landslide
271993-09-03
03:16 UTC
5.514.54° N, 92.68° W
23km
MXVI (68 k)00
281993-09-03
12:35 UTC
6.714.6° N, 92.78° W
27km
MXVIII (2)00
291993-09-10
19:12 UTC
7.214.76° N, 92.64° W
34km
MXVIII (6 k)11landslide
301993-09-19
14:10 UTC
6.414.31° N, 93.32° W
19km
MXV (836 k)00
311995-06-14
11:11 UTC
6.512.17° N, 88.34° W
26km
NIV (561 k)00
321995-12-19
20:56 UTC
5.315.18° N, 90.17° W
15km
GTVII (659)01landslide
331996-08-27
02:12 UTC
5.713.54° N, 91.31° W
43km
GTVI (5 k)00
341997-07-06
20:13 UTC
5.816.15° N, 87.97° W
15km
BZV (1,225 k)00
351997-08-24
00:59 UTC
5.613.39° N, 89.42° W
38km
SVVII (15 k)00
361998-01-10
08:20 UTC
6.614.45° N, 91.52° W
74km
GTVII (641 k)00landslide
371998-03-03
02:24 UTC
6.114.45° N, 91.35° W
44km
GTVII (443 k)00
381998-05-10
06:05 UTC
6.313.72° N, 90.81° W
25km
GTVII (39 k)00
391999-04-03
10:10 UTC
613.19° N, 87.58° W
42km
HNVIII (2 k)00
401999-05-08
22:12 UTC
614.19° N, 91.9° W
40km
GTVII (239 k)00
411999-06-06
07:08 UTC
6.213.91° N, 90.75° W
35km
GTVII (251 k)00
421999-07-11
14:14 UTC
6.715.8° N, 88.29° W
20km
GTIX (2 k)11
432001-01-13
17:33 UTC
7.713.07° N, 88.7° W
38km
SVVIII (655 k)267852landslide
442001-01-15
05:09 UTC
5.613.17° N, 88.83° W
39km
SVVII (10 k)00
452001-01-16
08:22 UTC
5.612.99° N, 88.55° W
37km
SVVII (112)00
462001-01-16
10:58 UTC
5.613.04° N, 88.64° W
44km
SVVI (79 k)00
472001-02-13
14:22 UTC
6.513.6° N, 89° W
11km
SVIX (608 k)315315landslide
482001-02-17
20:25 UTC
4.113.79° N, 89.11° W
10km
SVVI (5)11landslide
492001-03-29
06:54 UTC
5.712.98° N, 88.94° W
40km
SVVI (71 k)00
502001-05-08
18:02 UTC
5.713.53° N, 88.83° W
26km
SVVII (562 k)11landslide
512001-08-10
05:43 UTC
5.414.17° N, 91.99° W
23km
GTVII (24 k)00
522001-09-18
14:51 UTC
5.512.95° N, 88.76° W
37km
SVVI (22 k)00
532002-11-09
00:14 UTC
613.67° N, 91.27° W
18km
GTVI (27 k)00
542003-01-21
02:46 UTC
6.413.62° N, 90.85° W
24km
GTVII (149 k)01
552004-11-20
22:01 UTC
6.313.38° N, 90.14° W
41km
SVVII (160 k)00
562006-02-20
06:56 UTC
5.513.16° N, 87.56° W
10km
NIVI (30 k)00
572007-06-08
15:08 UTC
5.513.64° N, 90.8° W
38km
GTVI (65 k)00
582007-06-13
19:29 UTC
6.713.56° N, 90.66° W
23km
GTVI (332 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IVSan Miguel Duenas8k
IVSan Antonio Aguas Calientes8k
IVAntigua Guatemala39k
IVSanta Maria de Jesus16k
IVSanta Catarina Barahona3k
IVCiudad Vieja30k
IVJocotenango18k
IVPastores10k
IVAlotenango17k
IVMagdalena Milpas Altas6k
IVSanta Lucia Milpas Altas13k
IVParramos10k
IVSan Bartolome Milpas Altas6k
IVLa Gomera24k
IVLa Democracia5k
IVMasagua10k
IVSumpango21k
IVSanta Lucia Cotzumalguapa62k
IVSantiago Sacatepequez24k
IVEscuintla103k
IVEl Tejar16k
IVPuerto San Jose19k
IVPatulul14k
IVNueva Concepcion11k
IVSan Juan Bautista3k
IVYepocapa9k
IVSanta Barbara13k
IVIztapa4k
IVGuanagazapa3k
IVPueblo Nuevo Tiquisate18k
IVPalin31k
IVRio Bravo8k
IVPochuta4k
IVAcatenango7k
IVSanto Domingo Xenacoj9k
IVSan Vicente Pacaya7k
IVSan Lucas Sacatepequez18k
IVSan Andres Itzapa19k
IVPatzicia16k
IVSan Lucas Toliman15k
IVSan Juan Sacatepequez137k
IVSan Jose El Idolo2k
IVChicacao20k
IVAmatitlan72k
IVZaragoza9k
IVTaxisco7k
IVSan Pedro Sacatepequez14k
IVSan Miguel Panan2k
IVPueblo Nuevo Vinas4k
IVSantiago Atitlan33k
IVSanta Cruz Balanya8k
IVPatzun19k
IVVilla Canales122k
IVSanto Domingo Suchitepequez6k
IVSan Antonio Suchitepequez11k
IVChimaltenango82k
IVSan Bernardino6k
IVGuazacapan7k
IVSanta Catarina Palopo3k
IVSan Antonio Palopo4k
IVSanto Tomas La Union7k
IVSan Pedro La Laguna10k
IVSan Lorenzo2k
IVComalapa21k
IVChiquimulilla13k
IVSan Pablo Jocopilas20k
IVSan Gabriel4k
IVMazatenango44k
IVVilla Nueva407k
IVPanajachel13k
IVMixco473k
IVTecpan Guatemala22k
IVSanta Cruz La Laguna1k
IVSanta Clara La Laguna5k
IVSan Pablo La Laguna6k
IVSan Marcos La Laguna3k
IVSan Juan La Laguna5k
IVSan Andres Semetabaj3k
IVSamayac9k
IVPetapa141k
IVFraijanes28k
IVSolola45k
IVSanta Maria Visitacion1k
IVSanta Apolonia2k
IVBarberena31k
IVSan Raimundo9k
IVConcepcion3k
IVSanta Cruz Naranjo6k
IVSan Martin Jilotepeque10k
IVSan Jose Poaquil6k
IVSan Francisco Zapotitlan14k
IVCuyotenango11k
IVZunilito3k
IVSanta Lucia Utatlan1k
IVSan Jose Pinula47k
IVCuilapa16k
IVSan Andres Villa Seca5k
IVSanta Maria Ixhuatan4k
IVSan Juan Tecuaco2k
IVPueblo Nuevo3k
IVSanta Rosa de Lima6k
IVSan Martin Zapotitlan4k
IVNueva Santa Rosa10k
IVSanta Cruz Mulua3k
IVSanta Catarina Ixtahuacan15k
IVSan Felipe9k
IVSan Sebastian15k
IVEl Palmar15k
IVRetalhuleu37k
IVNahuala28k
IVCasillas9k
IVZunil10k
IVPalencia19k
IVChichicastenango80k
IVPasaco2k
IVOratorio10k
IVNuevo San Carlos19k
IVCantel26k
IVSanta Catarina Pinula68k
IVSan Pedro Ayampuc47k
IVChuarrancho7k
IVAlmolonga12k
IVSan Jose del Golfo5k
IVSalcaja12k
IVQuetzaltenango132k
IVPatzite1k
IVPachalum2k
IVJoyabaj13k
IVEl Asintal6k
IVChiche2k
IVTotonicapan70k
IVSan Rafael Las Flores3k
IVSan Jose Acatempa6k
IVSanta Cruz del Quiche24k
IVMataquescuintla8k
IVSan Cristobal Totonicapan4k
IVSan Andres Xecul12k
IVMoyuta8k
IVGuatemala City995k
IVChinique3k
IVSan Antonio La Paz8k
IVLa Esperanza16k
IVChinautla97k
IVChamperico8k
IVSan Martin Sacatepequez4k
IVSan Francisco El Alto54k
IVConcepcion Chiquirichapa8k
IIISanta Maria Chiquimula7k
IIISan Mateo6k
IIISan Francisco La Union1k
IIISan Antonio Ilotenango2k
IIIOstuncalco29k
IIIGenova4k
IIIFlores Costa Cuca12k
IIIColomba19k
IIIConguaco3k
IIIZacualpa9k
IIISan Pedro Jocopilas1k
IIISan Miguel Siguila8k
IIIQuesada2k
IIIJalpatagua10k
IIIEl Chol2k
IIICajola3k
IIIMomostenango32k
IIISanta Lucia La Reforma1k
IIISan Carlos Sija7k
IIISanarate16k
IIIEl Quetzal12k
IIICoatepeque46k
IIISan Francisco Menendez1k
IIILa Reforma5k
IIISansare4k
IIISan Bartolome Jocotenango2k
IIISan Bartolo1k
IIIPalestina de los Altos2k
IIISibilia1k
IIIComapa1k
IIICanilla2k
IIICubulco10k
IIITacuba5k
IIISan Cristobal Cucho9k
IIISan Andres Sajcabaja2k
IIIJutiapa34k
IIIRabinal11k
IIIJalapa46k
IIISan Pedro Sacatepequez40k
IIISan Antonio Sacatepequez2k
IIINuevo Progreso8k
IIISan Miguel Chicaj14k
IIIEsquipulas Palo Gordo2k
IIIZapotitlan2k
IIIHuitan10k
IIIEl Progreso7k
IIIEl Adelanto2k
IIISan Marcos25k
IIISacapulas12k
IIIMorazan3k
IIIAhuachapan34k
IIIPajapita8k
IIIMonjas10k
IIIEl Tumbador8k
IIIGuastatoya13k
IIIConcepcion de Ataco8k
IIIComitancillo20k
IIICabrican12k
IIISan Rafael Pie de La Cuesta4k
IIIMalacatancito2k
IIICunen8k
IIIJujutla2k
IIIGuaymango2k
IIIYupiltepeque3k
IIISan Jeronimo8k
IIIOcos9k
IIIEl Rodeo2k
IIIAtescatempa12k
IIISan Pedro Pinula3k
IIIJerez4k
IIICiudad Tecun Uman11k
IIIAguacatan6k
IIIAtiquizaya9k
IIIUspantan5k
IIITejutla3k
IIISuchiate14k
IIILa Libertad4k
IIISan Pablo14k
IIISan Manuel Chaparron3k
IIINebaj23k
IIIHuehuetenango79k
IIIAsuncion Mita16k
IIIJuayua10k
IIITajumulco4k
IIISanta Catarina Mita11k
IIIMalacatan15k
IIIAcajutla23k
IIIChicaman2k
IIICatarina3k
IIINahuizalco7k
IIISan Juan Cotzal11k
IIISan Agustin Acasaguastlan10k
IIIChiantla8k
IIIFrontera Hidalgo3k
IIIChalchuapa32k
IIIEl Jicaro4k
IIISonzacate15k
IIISan Antonio del Monte9k
IIICandelaria de La Frontera6k
IIISan Miguel Ixtahuacan4k
IIISan Luis Jilotepeque10k
IIISan Cristobal Acasaguastlan2k
IIISonsonate59k
IIISanta Cruz Verapaz6k
IIIChajul12k
IIIIxchiguan2k
IIIAgua Blanca3k
IIITactic9k
IIISan Sebastian Huehuetenango1k
IIISan Cristobal Verapaz20k
IIIPurulha5k
IIIConcepcion Tutuapa1k
IIIIzalco19k
IIITuxtla Chico7k
IIISanta Ana177k
IIISibinal2k
IIIIpala5k
IIICabanas5k
IIICacahoatan14k
IIIUsumatlan5k
IIISan Jose Ojetenan1k
IIISan Rafael Petzal2k
IIISan Juan Chamelco12k
IIISan Juan Atitan2k
IIIColotenango2k
IIITamahu1k
IIITexistepeque2k
IIITucuru5k
IIIIxtahuacan4k
IIICoban53k
IIIVeinte de Noviembre4k
IIITapachula198k
IIIEl Congo9k
IIICoatepeque6k
IIITodos Santos Cuchumatan3k
IIISantiago Chimaltenango3k
IIISan Jose La Arada2k
IIIHuite3k
IIITeculutan6k
IIIPuerto Madero10k
IIITacana6k
IIISan Pedro Carcha13k
IIISan Juan Ixcoy3k
IIIMetapan19k
IIICiudad Arce10k
IIIArmenia15k
IIISan Pedro Necta4k
IIIChiquimula42k
IIISan Jacinto2k
IIICuilco2k
IIIConcepcion Las Minas1k
IIIQuezaltepeque4k
IIILa Libertad6k
IIIMazatan6k
IIIHuehuetan7k
IIIAlvaro Obregon5k
IIIConcepcion9k
IIISan Juan Opico7k
IIIEstanzuela9k
IIISan Pablo Tacachico3k
IIIZacapa36k
IIISoloma11k
IIISanta Eulalia5k
IIISan Rafael La Independencia1k
IIISan Juan Ermita2k
IIISan Miguel Acatan3k
IIISan Luis Ixcan8k
IIIRio Hondo6k
IIIJacaltenango34k
IIIEsquipulas21k
IIIBarillas14k
IIINueva Concepcion10k
IIISenahu6k
IIISan Antonio Huista6k
IIIOlopa2k
IIIJocotan5k
IIIMotozintla de Mendoza19k
IIIQuezaltepeque29k
IIISanta Ana Huista2k
IIICamotan2k
IIISan Mateo Ixtatan13k
IIILanquin2k
IIIHuixtla29k
IIINueva San Salvador125k
IIIEl Paisnal2k
IIIAntigua Ocotepeque2k
IIIZaragoza12k
IIINuevo Cuscatlan6k
IIILa Libertad17k
IIISanta Lucia1k
IIIMejicanos160k
IIIAguilares21k
IIISinuapa2k
IIINueva Ocotepeque9k
IIIAyutuxtepeque25k
IIIApopa112k
IIIAntiguo Cuscatlan34k
IIIPanzos26k
IIINenton3k
IIIChisec17k
IIISan Salvador526k
IIIGuazapa11k
IIICuscatancingo44k
IIICahabon5k
IIIRosario de Mora5k
IIIDelgado72k
IIISan Marcos55k
IIIPanchimalco7k
IIILa Union4k
IIIGualan19k
IIIFrontera Comalapa15k
IIISoyapango330k
IIIVilla Comaltitlan8k
IIITonacatepeque6k
IIIIlopango39k
IIISanto Tomas15k
IIISan Fernando1k
IIIOlocuilta6k
IIILa Encarnacion1k
IIICopan6k
IIISuchitoto6k
IIISanta Rita3k
IIIEscuintla9k
IIITecoluca3k
IIISan Pedro Masahuat3k
IIIAcapetagua6k
IIIAcacoyagua6k
IIIEl Rosario6k
IIIChicomuselo5k
IIIEl Estor16k
IIIChahal7k
IIILos Amates3k
IIIMapastepec16k
IIINueva Palestina8k
IIIAngel Albino Corzo9k

(k = x1,000)


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