Moderate Earthquake Strikes Near Padilla, Bolivia

Earthquake location -19.3315S, -63.9631W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Padilla in Bolivia on Thursday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:52:56 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 08:52:56 / December 20, 2018 @ 8:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.5 km (12 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ivae. Id of event: us2000ivae. Exact location of event, depth 19.5 km, -63.9631° West, -19.3315° South.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallegrande, Camiri, Monteagudo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Camiri (c. 28 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Vallegrande (c. 8 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Monteagudo (c. 8 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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