Tag Archive | Guatemala City

MAGNITUDE 4.9 GUATEMALA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100032kv#general_summary

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Depth: 66 km

Distances: 14km (9mi) NW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala
15km (9mi) ESE of La Gomera, Guatemala
21km (13mi) SSW of Masagua, Guatemala
34km (21mi) SSW of Escuintla, Guatemala
81km (50mi) SSW of Guatemala City, Guatemala


Extreme Drought Causes Food Crisis for Nearly 1 Million in Guatemala

Drought Emergency Alert

Nearly 1 million people in Guatemala are struggling to feed themselves as poor rainfall has led to drought and shrunken harvests, worsening hunger among the poor, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said.
 
Linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, this year’s drought has been very hard on subsistence farmers living in Central America’s dry corridor that runs through parts of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
 
“In Guatemala, 170,000 families, approximately 900,000 people, have no food reserves left. This is the third consecutive year they have been hit by drought,” Diego Recalde, head of the FAO in Guatemala, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
 
“This is a slow emergency that’s not visible, but we can already notice chronic child malnutrition is increasing,” he said in a telephone interview from Guatemala City.
 
Families in mostly poor, indigenous communities in rural areas are now eating only one or two meals a day, Recalde said.
 
The U.N. World Food Program warned that the extended dry spell, which is expected to last until March 2016, would lead to a drastically reduced harvest as drought destroys bean and maize crops, the country’s staple foods.
 
“Some families could lose between 50 to 100 percent of their next maize harvest due later this month,” Mario Touchette, WFP’s Guatemala country director, said by phone.
Courtesy of voanews.com

MAGNITUDE 5.0 GUATEMALA

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Depth: 64 km

Distances: 11km (7mi) SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala
17km (11mi) S of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala
35km (22mi) W of La Gomera, Guatemala
37km (23mi) SSW of Santa Barbara, Guatemala
108km (67mi) WSW of Guatemala City, Guatemala


MAGNITUDE 5.7 CHIAPAS, MEXICO

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Depth: 109 km

Distances: 371 km NW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 03:13:24.4 2015-08-05
83 km SW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico / pop: 481,128 / local time: 04:13:24.4 2015-08-05
19 km NE of Tonalá, Mexico / pop: 32,855 / local time: 04:13:24.4 2015-08-05


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 GUATEMALA

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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 124 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 17:39:23.5 2015-07-31
51 km S of Mazatenango, Guatemala / pop: 44,132 / local time: 17:39:23.5 2015-07-31
46 km S of San Lorenzo, Guatemala / pop: 2,165 / local time: 17:39:23.5 2015-07-31
26 km SW of Nueva Concepción, Guatemala / pop: 11,121 / local time: 17:39:23.5 2015-07-31


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 NORTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1474 km SW of Mexico City, Mexico / pop: 12,294,193 / local time: 05:34:52.2 2015-07-28
1729 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 04:34:52.2 2015-07-28
1815 km W of San Salvador, El Salvador / pop: 525,990 / local time: 04:34:52.2 2015-07-28


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3727 km W of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,737,002 / local time: 11:08:04.2 2015-07-07
3865 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 10:08:04.2 2015-07-07
3872 km SW of San Salvador, El Salvador / pop: 525,990 / local time: 10:08:04.2 2015-07-07


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA

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Depth: 47 km

Distances: 132 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 03:08:27.2 2015-05-15
85 km SW of Escuintla, Guatemala / pop: 103,165 / local time: 03:08:27.2 2015-05-15
70 km SW of La Democracia, Guatemala / pop: 5,479 / local time: 03:08:27.2 2015-05-15
51 km S of La Gomera, Guatemala / pop: 24,001 / local time: 03:08:27.2 2015-05-15


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3313 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 21:42:14.1 2015-04-07
3318 km S of Mexico City, Mexico / pop: 12,294,193 / local time: 22:42:14.1 2015-04-07
3328 km SW of San Salvador, El Salvador / pop: 525,990 / local time: 21:42:14.1 2015-04-07


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO

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Depth: 40 km

Distances: 257 km W of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 10:25:39.0 2015-03-15
137 km SW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala / pop: 36,656 / local time: 10:25:39.0 2015-03-15
103 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala / pop: 7,761 / local time: 10:25:39.0 2015-03-15
93 km SW of Ocós, Guatemala / pop: 9,463 / local time: 10:25:39.0 2015-03-15


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