A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 147 km SW of Atocha, Bolivia (91 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 23:50:06 / August 20, 2018 @ 11:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:50:06 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 174.71 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 174.71 km, -67.2538° West, -21.8668° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000ge94. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ge94.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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. 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: 147 km SW of Atocha, Bolivia.
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