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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 40 km WSW of Totoral, Bolivia

Earthquake location -18.6626S, -67.2164WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Totoral in Bolivia on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 05:29:32 / January 9, 2016 @ 5:29 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 265.48 km (165 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:29:32 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004eij. Unique identifier: us10004eij. Exact location, longitude -67.2164° West, latitude -18.6626° South, depth = 265.48 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Oruro (c. 208 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Llallagua (c. 28 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Huanuni (c. 15 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Challapata (c. 8 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oruro, Llallagua, Huanuni (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km WSW of Totoral, Bolivia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.6626° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 265.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WSW of Totoral, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-09 05:29:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 06:39:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004eij Id of event.
Event Code 10004eij An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004eij, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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