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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 27 km north of Ciudad Mizque, Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3:20 pm (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 27 km north of Ciudad Mizque, Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3:20 pm (GMT -4) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 27 km north of Ciudad Mizque, Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3:20 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 163 km depth

18 May 19:23 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
20 May 19:21: Now using data updates from USP
Update Wed, 18 May 2022, 19:26
Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago near Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia
We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia on 18 May 2022 (GMT) at approximately 19:19 GMT.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 18, 2022 19:20:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3:20 pm (GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.3
Depth163.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.6987°S / 65.31184°W (Cochabamba, Bolivia)
Antipode17.699°N / 114.688°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt100 reports
Primary data sourceUSP
Nearby towns and cities12 km (8 mi) WNW of Veladeros (pop: 42) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) N of Ciudad Mizque (Mizque) (pop: 30,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NNW of Aiquile (Narciso Campero) (pop: 8,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Ciudad Punata (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Sacaba (pop: 107,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Cochabamba (pop: 900,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (92 mi) N of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
226 km (140 mi) W of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (pop: 1,364,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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4.3163 kmNear Cochabamba, Cochabamba, BoliviaUSP

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Sacaba, Cochabamba (88.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : We were taking the luch when plants and floor started moving a little, i am sure because plants were moving indoor with closed Windows  
Bolivia-Cochabamba- José Quezada y José Rico Tor (96 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Es la primera vez que siento un temblor, y se asustó mucho pues de la nada se empezó a mover mi cama  
cochabamba (95.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Cochabamba-Bolívia. Estava estudando e comecei a sentir tudo balançar ao meu redor. Foi assustador.  
Bolivia cochabamba (86 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating : Estaba descansando en mi cama y empezó a sacudirse el cuarto levemente y depronto una segunda sacudida y se movió mi cama  
Cochabamba (98.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : En mi habitación plata baja estaba recostado en la cama y comenzó a moverse de igual manera la reja  
Cochabamba at home second floor / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : smooth sideways motion. I thought one of my children leaned on my chair. There was no one, and realized it was a tremor  
Cliza (64 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
26 km of Sipe Sipe, Cochabamba (140.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Cochabamba (93.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Cochabamba (94.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cochabamba (95.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating : se movia el piso y sonaba el techo  
Cochabamba (94.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Solo se sintió un leve movimiento que duró unos 10 segundos aproximadamente  
Cochabamba, cercado (96 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Sacaba Cochabamba Bolivia (87.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Cochabamba (99.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Cochabamba (96.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Calle tupac Amaru Cochabamba (97.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Cochabamba (98.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Jodido che  
Sacaba (89.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Temblor y vibracion  
En la zona norte de Cochabamba, Bolivia (101.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Cochabamba (95.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Cochabamba (85.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Cochabamba Bolivia (267.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Colcapirhua, Cochabamba (102.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
COCHABAMBA (88.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s : fEAR  
Cochabamba (97.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Estava deitado e vi o quarto indo para um lado e outro  
Cochabamba (94.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : temblo el techo del tercer piso  
Cochabamba (96.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : estaba sentado y senti que todo se movia  
La Paz (339.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Bolivia (67.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
cochabamba (96.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was working at home, and then I felt a shake on my desk and windows.  
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