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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Atocha in Bolivia



Earthquake location -21.0233S, -66.5933WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Atocha in Bolivia. 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: us20005hve. Unique identifier: us20005hve. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 233.29 km (145 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 20:01:58 / April 13, 2016 @ 8:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:01:58 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5933 West, latitude -21.0233 South, depth = 233.29 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tupiza, Colchani, Uyuni. Close country/countries, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Tupiza (c. 22 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Colchani (c. 12 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Uyuni (c. 10 300 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 38 km WSW of Atocha, Bolivia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5933° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.0233° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 233.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WSW of Atocha, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-13 20:01:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-13 20:15:06 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 449 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 2.554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us20005hve Id of event.
Event Code 20005hve An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hve, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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