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Event Briefing - Nicaragua Earthquake - December 31 2015 - Spanish

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred at 10:57:00 UTC (04:57:00 local time) on 31 December 2015, at 68 km (42 mi) S of Masachapa, Nicaragua, 77 km (48 mi) SSW of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, 87 km (54 mi) SSW of Diriamba, Nicaragua, 88 km (55 mi) SSW of Jinotepec, Nicaragua and 114 km (71 mi) SSW of Managua, Nicaragua. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 11.175ºN, 86.637ºW, and at a depth of 36.5 km (22.7 mi).

Event Briefing - Nicaragua Earthquake - December 31 2015 - English

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred at 10:57:00 UTC (04:57:00 local time) on 31 December 2015, at 68 km (42 mi) S of Masachapa, Nicaragua, 77 km (48 mi) SSW of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, 87 km (54 mi) SSW of Diriamba, Nicaragua, 88 km (55 mi) SSW of Jinotepec, Nicaragua and 114 km (71 mi) SSW of Managua, Nicaragua. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 11.175ºN, 86.637ºW, and at a depth of 36.5 km (22.7 mi).

Event Briefing - Eastern Caribbean Earthquake - December 28 2015

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred at 06:55:30 UTC (02:55:30 local time) on 28 December 2015, at 26 km (16 mi) SW of Saint-Pierre, Martinique 32 km (20mi) W of Fort-de-France, Martinique, 82 km (51 mi) S of Roseau, Dominica and 78 km (46 mi) NNW of Castries, Saint Lucia. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 14.593ºN, 61.371ºW, and at a depth of 152.9 km.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - November 9 2015

The Caribbean Rainfall Model (operated by Kinetic Analysis Corporation (KAC)) indicated that a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE) was generated in Grenada starting and ending on 9 November 2015.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - November 7-9 2015

The Caribbean Rainfall Model (operated by Kinetic Analysis Corporation (KAC)) indicated that a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE) was generated in Haiti starting 7 November and ending 9 November 2015.

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