Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Potosi, Bolivia, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 at 04:02 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Potosi, Bolivia, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 at 04:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 141 km depth

Date & time: 17 Oct 2006 04:02:37 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 140.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.042°S / 68.276°W (Bolivia)
Nearest volcano: Pampa Luxsar (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Ujina (Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá, Chile)
81 km (50 mi) WNW of Villa Alota (Enrique Baldivieso, Departamento de Potosí) (pop: 75)
162 km (101 mi) WSW of Colchani (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí) (pop: 12,000)
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Departamento de Potosí) (pop: 10,300)
171 km (106 mi) NNE of Calama (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100)
216 km (134 mi) ESE of Iquique (Tarapaca, Chile) (pop: 227,500)
363 km (226 mi) NE of Antofagasta (Chile) (pop: 309,800)
463 km (288 mi) SSW of Cochabamba (pop: 900,400)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.9141 kmPotosi, BoliviaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Potosi, Bolivia, 17 October 04:02 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 28 Nov 2006 22:49 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    116.6 km (72.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2006 08:44 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    94.6 km (58.8 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 2006 19:47 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    106 km (65.9 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Potosi, Bolivia, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 at 04:02 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 13 Jun 2005 22:44
    | 7.8 |
    116km / 72mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    152km / 94mi
    | Tarapaca, Chile
  • 29 Nov 1957 22:19
    | 7.7 |
    233km / 144mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    163km / 101mi
    | Potosi, Bolivia
  • 21 Dec 1967 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    45km / 28mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    195km / 121mi
    | Antofagasta, Chile
  • 23 Feb 1933 08:09
    | 7.2 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    88 years ago
    |
    205km / 127mi
    | Tarapaca, Chile
  • 14 Jun 1959 00:12
    | 7.1 |
    109km / 68mi
    |
    61 years ago
    |
    93km / 58mi
    | Tarapaca, Chile
  • 27 Dec 1967 09:17
    | 6.7 |
    115km / 71mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    36km / 22mi
    | Antofagasta, Chile
  • 28 Mar 2002 04:56
    | 6.5 |
    125km / 78mi
    |
    19 years ago
    |
    69km / 43mi
    | Antofagasta, Chile
  • 30 Nov 1976 00:40
    | 6.5 |
    82km / 51mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    89km / 55mi
    | Tarapaca, Chile
  • 15 Sep 1999 03:01
    | 6.4 |
    218km / 135mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    105km / 65mi
    | Potosi, Bolivia
  • 05 Apr 1989 23:47
    | 6.2 |
    112km / 70mi
    |
    32 years ago
    |
    81km / 50mi
    | Tarapaca, Chile
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