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Event Briefing - Nicaragua - Earthquake - June 9, 2016


A magnitude 5.1 Earthquake occurred at 03:28:06 UTC on 10 June 2016, (21:28:06 on 9 June local time), at 24 km (14.9 mi) S of Somotillo, Nicaragua, 30 km (18.6 mi) NNE of Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, 32 km (19.9 mi) NE of Chinandega, Nicaragua, 33 km (20.5 mi) ENE of El Viejo, Nicaragua and 104 km (64.6 mi) NW of Managua, Nicaragua´s capital city. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 12.826° N, 86.903°W, and at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).

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