M 5.8 in Nicaragua on 16 May 2019 16:22 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1179661
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 71.71 Km
Lat/Lon: 12.6767 , -87.7794
Event Date: 16 May 2019 16:22 UTC
Exposed Population: 1200000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 May 2019 16:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.3 (Nicaragua)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Nicaragua= 5.3; Honduras= 5.2; El Salvador= 4.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003m2q Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.02  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 32 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Buildings in Nicaragua evacuated after 6.3 magnitude quakeFri, 17 May 2019 23:46:00 +0200.

MANAGUA - Buildings in Nicaragua swayed and some were evacuated on Thursday after a powerful earthquake and aftershocks hit the region in the Pacific, according to official reports. According to a government report, the focus of the quake,
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5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Central AmericaFri, 17 May 2019 09:33:00 +0200.

A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken Nicaragua and El Salvador, where buildings swayed and were evacuated in the capital. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered off the coast of Nicaragua at a depth of 43 miles
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Sismo de magnitud 5.9 sacude El Salvador y se siente en zonas de Nicar ... Fri, 17 May 2019 04:11:00 +0200.

Un sismo de magnitud 5.9 se registró a las 10:22 am este jueves en El Salvador, justo frente a la costa del departamento La Unión y a unas 30 millas (50 kilómetros) al sur de Playa Las Tunas, según reportes del Ministerio del Ambiente y Rec
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Buildings in Nicaragua evacuated after 6.3 magnitude quakeFri, 17 May 2019 03:48:00 +0200.

MANAGUA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Buildings in Nicaragua swayed and some were evacuated on Thursday after a powerful earthquake and aftershocks hit the region in the Pacific, according to official reports. According to a government report, the fo
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),