A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Vallegrande in Bolivia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.57 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:12:21 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -63.8528 West, latitude -18.6063 South, depth = 37.57 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gin9. Unique identifier: us1000gin9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 13:12:21 / August 28, 2018 @ 1:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Santiago del Torno (c. 15 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Vallegrande (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago del Torno, Vallegrande (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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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: 29 km ESE of Vallegrande, Bolivia.
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