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Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Nicaragua - May 19-31, 2019

During the second half of May, a persistent area of low pressure located over the eastern Pacific Ocean created conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms and showers over Central America and the surrounding waters1 2. In particular, the Nicaraguan territory was affected by high thunderstorm activity and associated heavy precipitation.

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - May 16, 2019

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred at 16:22:16 UTC on 16 May 2019 (10:22:16 local time), 45.9 km (28.5 mi) ENE of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua; 78.7 km (48.9 mi) E of Chinandega, Nicaragua and 75 km (46.6 mi) E of El Viejo, Nicaragua. Estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event (Figure 1) at 12.624°N, 87.856°W, and at a depth of 62.0 km (38.5 mi). Nicaragua was the only CCRIF member country where peak ground acceleration, computed with the MPRES model, was greater than 0.01g for this earthquake.

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - March 26, 2019

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred at 12:01:48 UTC on 26 March 2019 (06:01:48 local time), 110.2 km (68.5 mi) N of La Libertad, El Salvador; 114.4 km (71.1 mi) NE of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador and 118 km (73.3 mi) NNE of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event (Figure 1) at 12.496°N, 89.233°W, and at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - March 26, 2019

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred at 12:01:48 UTC on 26 March 2019 (06:01:48 local time), 110.2 km (68.5 mi) N of La Libertad, El Salvador; 114.4 km (71.1 mi) NE of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador and 118 km (73.3 mi) NNE of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event (Figure 1) at 12.496°N, 89.233°W, and at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).

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).

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