Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - La Paz, Bolivia, on Saturday, 6 August 2005 at 07:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - La Paz, Bolivia, on Saturday, 6 August 2005 at 07:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 140 km depth

Date & time: 6 Aug 2005 07:36:29 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 140.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.357°S / 69.484°W (Bolivia)
Nearest volcano: Nevados Casiri (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Talabaya (Tarata, Tacna, Peru) (pop: 250)
60 km (37 mi) E of Chuquitira (Tarata, Tacna, Peru) (pop: 4,220)
82 km (51 mi) E of Candarave (Tacna, Peru) (pop: 3,420)
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Desaguadero (Chucuito, Puno, Peru) (pop: 5,330)
110 km (68 mi) NE of Tacna (Peru) (pop: 280,100)
171 km (106 mi) SW of La Paz (pop: 812,800)
243 km (151 mi) ESE of Arequipa (Peru) (pop: 841,100)
353 km (219 mi) W of Cochabamba (pop: 900,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.4140 kmLa Paz, BoliviaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake La Paz, Bolivia, 6 August 07:36 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 20 Sep 2005 11:24 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    165.1 km (102.6 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Sep 2005 01:10 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    136.5 km (84.8 mi) depth
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 2005 17:22 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    178.2 km (110.7 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - La Paz, Bolivia, on Saturday, 6 August 2005 at 07:36 (GMT)
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