A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Villazon in Bolivia. The temblor was detected at 01:31:15 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 300.14 km, -65.5276° West, -21.829° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 05:31:15 / February 13, 2017 @ 5:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 300.14 km (186 miles). Event id: us20008jgh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jgh.
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tarija (c. 159 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tupiza (c. 22 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tarija, Tupiza, La Quiaca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km NNE of Villazon, Bolivia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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