Important historic earthquakes in Bolivia

Last update: April 30, 2014 at 10:06 am by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

Earthquakes Bolivia

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 21 15:01 4.9 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 19 01:55 4.1 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 18 22:26 4.8 110 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 18 22:26 4.7 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 17 06:10 4.8 155 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 17 06:10 4.9 164 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 16 04:12 4.8 110 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 15 18:56 3.6 202 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 10 11:46 4.4 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC La Paz, Bolivia Feb 26 10:43 3.7 164 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Feb 25 02:31 5.1 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 23 19:23 3.4 212 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 22 14:49 3.3 222 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 22 12:25 3.6 210 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Padilla, Bolivia Feb 21 14:09 6.5 597 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Chuquisaca, Bolivia Feb 21 14:09 6.5 597 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Feb 21 14:09 6.5 591 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 17 00:52 3.3 190 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Feb 16 06:35 4.8 73 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 16 05:12 3.5 214 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Feb 15 17:31 4.4 133 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region Feb 15 13:44 4.3 184 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 14 02:19 3.5 204 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Villazon, Bolivia Feb 13 05:31 4.5 300 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Feb 13 05:31 4.6 285 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 13 05:31 4.5 308 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 12 23:35 3.4 236 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 12 15:50 3.8 194 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Challapata, Bolivia Feb 10 17:05 4.3 236 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oruro, Bolivia Feb 10 17:05 4.3 235 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 08 17:10 4.0 170 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Feb 06 08:03 4.8 91 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Feb 05 18:58 4.8 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 03 04:01 3.7 212 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Feb 01 22:15 3.4 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 31 05:13 4.4 229 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 30 01:14 3.5 271 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 29 02:45 3.9 234 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 29 01:03 3.4 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Jan 28 03:25 4.2 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Jan 26 23:53 4.4 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 26 20:36 3.3 186 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 26 19:11 4.6 213 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 26 14:21 3.3 212 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 25 10:24 4.0 182 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 25 08:50 3.7 180 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 24 01:44 3.0 187 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Jan 23 17:52 4.3 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 22 18:41 3.1 176 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jan 22 06:48 4.3 200 MAP I Felt It INFO

Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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