A 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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