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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 9 km WSW of Yacuiba, Bolivia

Earthquake location -22.079S, -63.7628WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Yacuiba in Bolivia on Friday. Event id: us2000datn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000datn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.7628 West, latitude -22.079 South, depth = 526.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 526.27 km (327 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 04:42:14 / March 2, 2018 @ 4:42 am. The temblor was reported at 01:42:14 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villamontes, General Enrique Mosconi, Tartagal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Yacuiba (c. 82 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Tartagal (c. 60 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from General Enrique Mosconi (c. 19 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Villamontes (c. 18 800 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 9 km WSW of Yacuiba, Bolivia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.7628° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.079° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 526.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WSW of Yacuiba, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-02 04:42:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 04:51:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 449 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 4.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000datn Id of event.
Event Code 2000datn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000datn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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