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Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - July 8, 2019


A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred at 00:09:02 UTC on 8 July 2019 (7 July 2019 18:09:02 local time), 25.4 km (15.8 mi) N of La Cruz, Costa Rica; 31.4 km (19.5 mi) SE of Liberia, Costa Rica and 69 km (42.9 mi) NNW of Rivas, Nicaragua. Final estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event (Figure 1) at 10.844°N, 85.632°W, and at a depth of 60.7 km (37.7 mi). Nicaragua was the only CCRIF member country where peak ground acceleration, computed with the SPHERA model, was greater than 0.01g for this earthquake.

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