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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Colchani in Bolivia

Earthquake location -20.0721S, -68.238WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 138 km W of Colchani, Bolivia (86 miles). Unique identifier: us2000hihk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hihk. Exact location of event, depth 161.74 km, -68.238° West, -20.0721° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/18 / 2018-09-22 00:02:05 / September 22, 2018 @ 12:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 161.74 km (101 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:02:05 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 138 km W of Colchani, Bolivia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.238° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.0721° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 161.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 138km W of Colchani, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-22 00:02:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-22 00:42:42 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 298 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 0.985 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us2000hihk Id of event.
Event Code 2000hihk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hihk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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