A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Oruro in Bolivia. Exact location, longitude -67.1603° West, latitude -17.9741° South, depth = 267.59 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:38:47 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000daus. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000daus. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 267.59 km (166 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 05:38:47 / March 2, 2018 @ 5:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close 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 Llallagua, Huanuni, Oruro. Epicenter of the earthquake was 1 km (1 miles) from Oruro (c. 208 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Llallagua (c. 28 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Huanuni (c. 15 500 pop).
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. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 1 km NW of Oruro, Bolivia.
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