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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Colchani in Bolivia

Earthquake location -19.8851S, -67.0328WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Colchani in Bolivia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 22:04:49 / January 24, 2021 @ 10:04 pm. Event id: us7000d2zv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2zv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0328 West, latitude -19.8851 South, depth = 261 km. The temblor was detected at 22:04:49 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 261 km (162 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Uyuni, Colchani. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Colchani (c. 12 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Uyuni (c. 10 300 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 47 km NNW of Colchani, Bolivia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0328° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.8851° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 261 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47 km NNW 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 2021-01-24 22:04:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-25 00:30:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.01 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us7000d2zv Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2zv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2zv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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