A 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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