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
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 279 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
|Date & time||Jul 28, 1988 17:12:33 UTC|
|Local time at epicenter|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||22.062°S / 65.716°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)|
|Antipode||22.062°N / 114.284°E|
|Shaking intensity||Light shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Escala (131 km / 81 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities||13 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 released||1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy|
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|6.2||279 km||Potosi, Bolivia||USGS|
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