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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Challapata in Bolivia



Earthquake location -19.3054S, -67.3055WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Challapata in Bolivia. Exact location of event, depth 231.77 km, -67.3055° West, -19.3054° South. The temblor was reported at 00:15:39 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 231.77 km (144 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 04:15:39 / August 5, 2017 @ 4:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a50x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a50x.

The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Challapata (c. 8 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 72 km SW of Challapata, Bolivia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.3055° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.3054° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 231.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km SW of Challapata, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-05 04:15:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 04:43:28 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 1.818 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us2000a50x Id of event.
Event Code 2000a50x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a50x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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