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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 88 km south of Oruro, Bolivia, on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 9:42 am (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 88 km south of Oruro, Bolivia, on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 9:42 am (GMT -4) Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 88 km south of Oruro, Bolivia, on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 9:42 am (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 256 km depth

26 May 13:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
26 May 13:48: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 253.0 to 249.0 km (from 157 to 155 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.4 km (2.7 mi) towards ESE.
26 May 14:01: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 26, 2023 13:42:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 26, 2023 at 9:42 am (GMT -4)
Depth256.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.7454°S / 66.9345°W (Oruro, Bolivia)
Antipode18.745°N / 113.066°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoLaguna Jayu Khota (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities25 km (15 mi) NW of Challapata (Eduardo Avaroa) (pop: 8,020) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) SW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) S of Huanuni (Pantaleón Dalence) (pop: 15,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Oruro (pop: 208,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (96 mi) NW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) SSW of Cochabamba (pop: 900,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) W of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
281 km (175 mi) SSE of La Paz (pop: 812,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 8.8°C (48 F), humidity: 22%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.9256 km24 Km NW of Challapata, BoliviaUSGS
4.9256 kmCentral BoliviaRaspberryShake
4.6249 kmCentral BoliviaGFZ
4.910 kmCentral BoliviaIRIS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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