Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, 377 km southwest of Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 00:53 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, 377 km southwest of Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 00:53 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 131 km depth

17 Mar 00:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 145.0 to 131.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 17, 2019 00:53:38 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 131.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.45°S / 68.53°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode: 20.45°N / 111.47°E
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) WNW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) W of Colchani (Potosí) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) E of Iquique (Tarapacá, Chile) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) W of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) N of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) SSW of Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) SW of Cochabamba (pop: 900,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.1131 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
5.2116 kmPotosi, BoliviaEMSC
5.2113 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
5.2129 km53 km al N de Mina Collahuasi (Bolivia)GUG (U. Chile)
4.9124 km159km W of Colchani, BoliviaUSGS
5.0118 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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Marriott / Light shaking (MMI IV)
229.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
226.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Sweetwater (United States of America, 5273 km NW of epicenter) : I was asleep and at 1:54 a.m. I woke up with our house shaking. It really scared me . (reported through EMSC)  
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  • 10 May 2019 17:47 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    130.3 km (81 mi) depth
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    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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