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Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - March 24, 2019

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred at 09:30:02 UTC on 24 March 2019 (03:30:02 local time), 26.9 km (16.7 mi) NE of Nagarote, Nicaragua; 39.1 km (24.3 mi) NNW León, Nicaragua and 44.7 km (27.8 mi) E Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event (Figure 1) at 12.107°N, 86.752°W, and at a depth of 95.7 km (59.5 mi).

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - January 15, 2019

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred at 03:41:04 UTC on 15 January 2019 (14 January 2019 21:41:04 local time), 56.7 km (35.2 mi) NNE of Masachapa, Nicaragua; 65.4 km (40.6 mi) NNE of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua and 75.9 km (47.1 mi) NNE of Diriamba, Nicaragua.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Trinidad - November 15-16, 2018

An active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) produced prolonged periods of rain/showers and thunderstorm activity over Trinidad and Tobago between 14 and 16 November 2018, generating adverse weather mainly over the East and South of Trinidad. This event briefing describes the impact on the island of Trinidad which was affected by heavy precipitation during this period.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Trinidad - October 18-20, 2018

An active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) produced prolonged periods of rain/showers and thunderstorm activity over Trinidad and Tobago. According to Government officials, due to adverse weather, Trinidad received a full month’s worth of rain during two days (October 18 and 19) alone.
 

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Nicaragua - October 4-9, 2018

In the first days of October the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (in Spanish: Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales), indicated that the country remained under the simultaneous influence of two low pressure systems: one located in the Caribbean Sea near the northern border between Nicaragua and Honduras and the other in the Pacific Ocean west of San Juan de Sur.

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