Important historic earthquakes in Bolivia

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 Jun 26 03:33 4.2 130 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jun 23 03:14 3.5 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jun 22 23:36 4.3 261 MAP I Felt It
USGS Atocha, Bolivia Jun 22 23:36 4.3 261 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jun 21 01:50 3.7 190 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Jun 17 05:56 4.3 251 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jun 15 09:54 4.8 223 MAP I Felt It
USGS Atocha, Bolivia Jun 15 09:54 4.8 217 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Jun 15 09:54 4.7 213 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Jun 14 00:39 4.0 178 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Villa Yapacani, Bolivia Jun 11 13:18 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Central Bolivia Jun 11 13:18 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Felt the bed shaking for almost 40 seconds at the 12th floor of my apartment building. Hanging clothes were rocking. It was not felt downstairs by the apartments guard, neither by people on ground. Neighbor at 12th floor felt the same
  • San Javier - I was lying down perfectly motionless on a park bench. Had I been sitting, standing or moving, I would have certainly missed it. It was very weak, but I was very far away. My head was resting on a hard surface, directly coupled to the earth.
  • GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Jun 08 13:05 4.5 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Jun 03 22:21 5.0 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Challapata, Bolivia Jun 02 23:12 4.3 261 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region May 28 18:47 4.6 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 18 10:07 3.2 189 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region May 17 20:41 4.3 186 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 17 20:41 4.5 226 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 14 19:44 5.6 100 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region May 14 19:44 5.7 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Bolivia May 13 19:46 4.6 219 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 13 19:46 4.7 207 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Potosi, Bolivia May 13 19:46 4.7 207 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 08 21:15 4.0 200 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Colchani, Bolivia May 08 21:15 4.0 198 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region May 08 00:14 4.3 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 04 04:28 4.1 225 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oruro, Bolivia May 02 15:53 3.6 218 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 30 22:35 4.5 74 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 25 21:25 3.3 202 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 25 09:17 3.5 186 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Bolivia Apr 20 01:28 4.1 213 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Potosi, Bolivia Apr 20 01:28 4.5 228 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 20 01:28 4.5 224 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 19 04:01 4.2 184 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 19 04:01 4.0 174 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 18 01:48 4.9 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 16 02:26 3.2 164 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 08 22:25 3.1 213 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC La Paz, Bolivia Apr 06 15:41 3.4 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 06 07:21 3.3 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 29 09:39 3.8 175 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 27 20:32 4.5 204 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Bolivia Mar 27 20:32 4.3 203 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Mar 27 20:32 4.4 202 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 27 16:24 3.8 221 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 25 06:59 4.8 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 24 15:14 4.1 163 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 24 15:14 4.1 163 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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