Terremoto leve mag. 4.4 - Oruro, 65 km SSW of Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 18 Jul 5:59 pm (GMT -4) -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.4 - Oruro, 65 km SSW of Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, 18 Jul 5:59 pm (GMT -4)

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.4 at 258 km depth

18 Jul 22:05 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 5 minutos.
Update Sun, 18 Jul 2021, 22:09
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia
4.4 quake 18 Jul 5:59 pm (GMT -4)
4.4 quake 18 Jul 5:59 pm (GMT -4)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, was reported only 9 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 258 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Sunday 18 July 2021 at 5:59 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Challapata (pop. 8,000, 11 km away), Llallagua (pop. 28,100, 65 km away), and Huanuni (pop. 15,500, 74 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 18 Jul 2021 21:59:46 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 18 Jul 5:59 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitud: 4.4
Prof.: 258.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 18.95°S / 66.86°W (Departamento de Oruro, Bolivia)
Antipode: 18.95°N / 113.14°E
Volcán mas cercano: Laguna Jayu Khota (81 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km al OSO de Challapata (Eduardo Avaroa) (pop: 8,020) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
65 km al SSO de Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
74 km al S de Huanuni (Pantaleón Dalence) (pop: 15,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
112 km al SSE de Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
112 km al SSE de Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
136 km al ONO de Potosí (pop: 141,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
168 km al O de Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
189 km al SSO de Cochabamba (pop: 900,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
193 km al SSO de Sacaba (Cochabamba) (pop: 107,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
305 km al SSE de La Paz (pop: 812,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 9.8°C (50 F), humidity: 38%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 MWh, equivalente a 60 toneladas de TNT) Más info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.4258 kmCentral BoliviaGFZ
4.5262 km9 Km SW of Challapata, BoliviaUSGS
4.3271 kmCentral BoliviaUSP

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