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Event Briefing - Nicaragua - Earthquake - June 10, 2016


A magnitude 6.1 Earthquake occurred at 03:25:22 UTC on 10 June 2016, (21:25:22 9 June local time), at 17 km (10.6 mi) E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua, 25 km (15.5 mi) NE of El Viejo, Nicaragua, 25 km (15.5 mi) SSW of Somotillo, Nicaragua, 26 km (16.2 mi) NNE of Chinandega, Nicaragua and 114 km (71 mi) NW of Managua, Nicaragua´s capital city. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) locates the epicentre of the event at 12.841° N, 87.013°W, and at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).

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