A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Colchani in Bolivia on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003p2p. Unique identifier: us10003p2p. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 07:18:40 / October 16, 2015 @ 7:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 235.94 km (147 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:18:40 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8654 West, latitude -19.9797 South, depth = 235.94 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Colchani (c. 12 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Uyuni (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Uyuni, Colchani (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km NNE of Colchani, Bolivia.
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