A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Uyuni in Bolivia. The temblor was picked up at 03:05:07 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y08. Id of event: us20004y08. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 215.6 km (134 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.4469 West, latitude -20.9542 South, depth = 215.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 07:05:07 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:05 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colchani, Uyuni. Close country/countries, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Colchani (c. 12 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Uyuni (c. 10 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 84 km SW of Uyuni, Bolivia.
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