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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Atocha in Bolivia



Earthquake location -21.3378S, -66.5505WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Atocha in Bolivia. Event id: us2000auv3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000auv3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 232.1 km (144 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:44:33 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 05:44:33 / September 26, 2017 @ 5:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5505 West, latitude -21.3378 South, depth = 232.1 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Uyuni, Tupiza. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tupiza (c. 22 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Uyuni (c. 10 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km SW of Atocha, Bolivia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5505° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.3378° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 232.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SW of Atocha, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-26 05:44:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-26 05:56:40 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 385 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 2.204 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us2000auv3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000auv3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000auv3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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