Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Nueva Concepción, Guatemala

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Nueva Concepción, Guatemala

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Nueva Concepción, Guatemala at 07:12 UTC on February 16, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 83.6 km (51.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). INSIVUMEH registered it as…

Damaging tornado hits Morales, Guatemala

Damaging tornado hits Morales, Guatemala

A damaging tornado hit the city of Morales (population 100 000), Guatemala on February 13, 2022. According to the Guatemalan National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH), the tornado touched ground at around 14:20 LT, causing…

More than 260 000 affected as heavy rains hit Guatemala

More than 260 000 affected as heavy rains hit Guatemala

At least five people have lost their lives and a total of 266 408 have been affected in Guatemala since the rainy season began in May, according to the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED). The latest fatalities were in Solola Department, where three…

Severe weather affects more than 10 000 people in Guatemala

Severe weather affects more than 10 000 people in Guatemala

More than 10 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides across 8 departments of Guatemala from May 21 to 24, 2021. Around 200 homes were damaged, one person was injured, and hundreds of others were displaced. Days of heavy rain hit the departments of…

M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador

M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit near the coast of Guatemala and El Salvador at 08:45 UTC on May 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 46 km (28 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was…

High level of activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

High level of activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

High level of activity– including strong eruptions, ash emissions, and a new lava flow– continue at Pacaya volcano in Guatemala, the National Coordination System for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reports. This new phase of increased activity came less than a week…

Lava flow at Pacaya volcano heads toward inhabited areas, Guatemala

Lava flow at Pacaya volcano heads toward inhabited areas, Guatemala

High-level effusive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala with columns of abundant ash lasting from minutes to hours, reaching 3 km (9 850 feet) above sea level and traveling 7 km (4.3 miles) in a southerly direction on March 30. 2021. On March 29, the…

Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns, Guatemala

Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano, with strong ash emissions and lava flows. Moderate to strong explosions continue at the volcano, generating thick ash columns up to 4 km (13 120 feet) above sea level, moving N, NE, and NW to a…