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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, 76 km northwest of Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, on Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 at 11:43 am (GMT -4) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, 76 km northwest of Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, on Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 at 11:43 am (GMT -4) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Departamento de Potosi, 76 km northwest of Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, on Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 at 11:43 am (GMT -4)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 11 km depth

14 Jul 15:55 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
15 Jul 19:20: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Thu, 14 Jul 2022, 16:00

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia

4.6 quake 14 Jul 11:43 am (GMT -4)
4.6 quake 14 Jul 11:43 am (GMT -4)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Thursday, July 14th, 2022, at 11:43 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Colquechaca (pop. 1,700) located 44 km from the epicenter, Aiquile (pop. 8,200) 61 km away, and Sucre (pop. 224,800) 63 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ciudad Mizque (pop. 30,500) located 76 km from the epicenter, Llallagua (pop. 28,100) 104 km away, Ciudad Potosi (pop. 141,300) 114 km away, and Ciudad Potosi (pop. 141,300) 114 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 14, 2022 15:43:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jul 14, 2022 at 11:43 am (GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth11.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.5112°S / 65.7272°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode18.511°N / 114.273°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNuevo Mundo (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities36 km (22 mi) NE of Colquechaca (Potosí) (pop: 1,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SSW of Ciudad Mizque (Mizque, Cochabamba) (pop: 30,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) E of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) N of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) SSE of Cochabamba (pop: 900,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) WSW of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (pop: 1,364,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.511 km35 Km NE of Colquechaca, BoliviaUSGS
4.82 km4.8 POTOSI, BOLIVIAEMSC
4.610 kmCentral BoliviaRaspberryShake
4.610 kmCentral BoliviaUSP
4.610 kmCentral BoliviaGFZ
4.60 kmCentral BoliviaOBSIS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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