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Guatemala

Country Information

Following data from World Bank Databank and Wikipedia. Latest update 25 September 2012, 05:21 PM
Country Area (sq. km): 108,889
Agriland (sq. km): 43,950
Forest (sq. km): 36,570
Population: 13,824,463
Population 0-14: 41.49%
Population 15-64: 54.19%
Population over 64: 4.32%
Population growth (annual %): 2.50%

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Earthquakes

Relevant earthquakes during the last years (in terms of magnitude, depth and estimated population affected within 60km).

  • 7.1
    07Jul2014
    At 1:23 PM (UTC), in 8km NE of Puerto Madero there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.1 and depth 92.2Km. More
  • 7.1
    07Jul2014
    At 1:23 PM (UTC), in 18km WSW of Mazatan there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.1 and depth 33Km. More
  • 7.1
    07Jul2014
    At 1:23 PM (UTC), in 17km WSW of Mazatan there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.1 and depth 76Km. More
  • 7.4
    07Nov2012
    At 4:35 PM (UTC), in Offshore Guatemala there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.4 and depth 41.60Km. More
  • 7.5
    07Nov2012
    At 4:35 PM (UTC), in Offshore Guatemala there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.5 and depth 33.00Km. More
  • 5.8
    19Sep2011
    At 6:34 PM (UTC), in Guatemala there was a seismic activity of magnitude 5.8 and depth 39.40Km. More

Storms

Storms information are collected from NASA-TRMM, NHC, JTWC, CPHC, IBTrACS-WMO.

  • HARVEY
    Observation started the 19 Aug 2011 09:00 PM
    Latest Update: 21 Aug 2011 03:00 AM
  • NOT NAMED
    Observation started the 02 Aug 1898 12:00 AM
    Latest Update: 04 Nov 1898 06:00 PM
  • NOT NAMED
    Observation started the 12 Jun 1893 06:00 AM
    Latest Update: 12 Nov 1893 06:00 PM
  • NOT NAMED
    Observation started the 16 Jul 1864 12:00 AM
    Latest Update: 24 Oct 1864 06:00 PM
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Floods

Floods information have been extracted from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory.

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Volcanoes

Volcanoes information have been extracted from Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program.

GuatemalaJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
                                               
Severe weatherfrost risk                      canicula          frost risk
Rainy season                first rainy season    second rainy season       
Flood                   
Tropical storm                   
Drought                                   
Sowing / planting            main maize & sorghum, rice, wheatrice, wheat, potato    2nd maize & sorghum           
Harvesting2nd maize & sorghum                    main maize & sorghummain maize & sorghum, rice, wheat, potato2nd harvest maize & sorghum, beans
Lean season                               

The following maps have been collected from UNOSAT, WFP, ITHACA and ReliefWeb.

published the 21 Aug 2009

Guatemala, Drought Affected Areas of Concern, 20 August 2009

Guatemala, Drought Affected Areas of Concern, 20 August 2009
source: WFP
file type: PDF, file size: 2.56MB
published the 11 Jan 2008

Guatemala, Volcano Alert, Population at Risk, 11 January 2008

Guatemala, Volcano Alert, Population at Risk, 11 January 2008
source: WFP
file type: PDF, file size: 1.34MB

Hazards statistics are based on EM-DATABASE.

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