Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Wednesday, November 1, 1989 at 06:40 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Wednesday, November 1, 1989 at 06:40 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 140 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 1, 1989 06:40:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 139.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.995°S / 67.954°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode: 20.995°N / 112.046°E
Nearest volcano: Pampa Luxsar (30 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) W of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SW of Colchani (Potosí) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WSW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NNE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) W of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (169 mi) WNW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) W of Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) SSW of Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.1140 kmPotosi, BoliviaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Mar 4, 1990 13:24
32 years ago

200 km
Potosi, BoliviaMore
Dec 25, 1989 23:14
32 years ago

95 km
El Loa, 150 km NE of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, ChileMore

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