A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Sorata in Bolivia on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7789 West, latitude -15.7389 South, depth = 175.72 km. 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 175.72 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/16 / 2016-03-17 23:38:16 / March 17, 2016 @ 11:38 pm. Unique identifier: us20005bhr. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bhr. The temblor was detected at 19:38:16 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Achacachi (c. 8 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Juli (c. 7 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Pedro (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juli, Putina, Yunguyo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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