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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Colchani in Bolivia



Earthquake location -19.6452S, -66.6507WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Colchani in Bolivia on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 258.08 km (160 miles). Exact location of event, depth 258.08 km, -66.6507° West, -19.6452° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 09:09:18 / December 27, 2016 @ 9:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007mzq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mzq. The temblor was detected at 05:09:18 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Potosí (c. 141 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Colchani (c. 12 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Uyuni (c. 10 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Challapata (c. 8 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Potosí, Uyuni, Challapata.

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km NNE of Colchani, Bolivia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6507° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.6452° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 258.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km NNE of Colchani, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-27 09:09:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 12:58:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 2.397 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 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 us10007mzq Id of event.
Event Code 10007mzq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mzq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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