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Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - November 13, 2017


A magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 02:28:24 UTC on 13 November 2017, (20:28:24 on 12 November, local time and date), 16.8 km (10.4 mi) SE of Jacó, Costa Rica; 38.5 km (23.9 mi) SW of Tejar, Costa Rica and 41.2 km (25.6 mi) SW of San Rafael Abajo, Costa Rica. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 9.526°N, 84.505°W, and at a depth of 19.8 km (12.3 mi). Nicaragua was the only CCRIF member country affected by the earthquake.

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