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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 13 km west of Villazon, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Thursday, July 28, 1988 at 17:12 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 13 km west of Villazon, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Thursday, July 28, 1988 at 17:12 GMT Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 13 km west of Villazon, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Thursday, July 28, 1988 at 17:12 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 279 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 28, 1988 17:12:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth279.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.062°S / 65.716°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode22.062°N / 114.284°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoEscala (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) WNW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) WNW of La Quiaca (Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina) (pop: 14,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) S of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (46 mi) N of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina) (pop: 9,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) WSW of Tarija (pop: 159,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (100 mi) WNW of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija) (pop: 35,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
186 km (116 mi) NW of Oran (Salta, Argentina) (pop: 74,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
276 km (171 mi) S of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
340 km (211 mi) S of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2279 kmPotosi, BoliviaUSGS
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