Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 114 km southwest of La Paz, Bolivia, on Saturday, January 1, 1983 at 05:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 172 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 172.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.943°S / 69.114°W↗ (Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia)
Antipode: 16.943°N / 110.886°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Pucara (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) S of Desaguadero (Chucuito, Puno, Peru) (pop: 5,330) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) S of Yunguyo (Puno, Peru) (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSW of San Pedro (La Paz) (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Juli (Chucuito, Puno, Peru) (pop: 7,310) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSE of Ilave (El Collao, Puno, Peru) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of La Paz (pop: 812,800) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) WNW of Patacamaya (Aroma, La Paz) (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SE of Puno (Peru) (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) WNW of Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (291 mi) WNW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||172 km||La Paz, Bolivia||USGS|
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