A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yacuiba in Bolivia on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:07:09 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 21:07:09 / July 20, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. Unique identifier: us2000a0wz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a0wz. Exact location of event, depth 552.99 km, -63.7396° West, -22.0409° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 552.99 km (344 miles).
The epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from Yacuiba (c. 82 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tartagal (c. 60 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from General Enrique Mosconi (c. 19 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Villamontes (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villamontes, General Enrique Mosconi, Tartagal. Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 6 km W of Yacuiba, Bolivia.
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