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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Oct 04 17:05 3.0 177 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Oct 03 18:26 3.1 197 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Oct 03 02:54 4.6 300 MAP
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Oct 03 02:54 4.8 299 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tupiza, Bolivia Oct 03 02:54 4.6 282 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Sep 30 04:39 4.2 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Sep 27 18:55 4.4 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Sep 26 15:42 4.7 112 MAP
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Sep 26 10:21 4.4 133 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Sep 25 08:20 4.3 202 MAP
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Sep 25 08:20 4.3 201 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Sep 23 20:41 4.2 198 MAP
USGS Colchani, Bolivia Sep 22 00:02 4.4 161 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Sep 22 00:02 4.4 162 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Sep 12 20:47 4.2 183 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Sep 12 20:47 4.2 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Oruro, Bolivia Sep 04 15:58 3.8 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Challapata, Bolivia Sep 04 15:58 3.8 201 MAP
USGS Vallegrande, Bolivia Aug 28 13:12 5.0 37 MAP
EMSC Santa Cruz, Bolivia Aug 28 13:12 5.0 10 MAP
GEOFON Central Bolivia Aug 28 13:12 4.8 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region Aug 27 21:46 4.9 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Aug 27 07:38 4.3 114 MAP
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region Aug 23 09:44 5.2 174 MAP
EMSC La Paz, Bolivia Aug 23 09:44 4.9 159 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Aug 20 23:50 4.7 186 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Aug 20 23:50 4.8 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Atocha, Bolivia Aug 20 23:50 4.8 174 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Aug 17 13:17 4.2 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Aug 15 16:37 3.5 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Aug 12 19:34 4.5 166 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Aug 12 19:34 4.4 195 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Aug 01 19:55 4.5 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jul 30 12:06 3.6 202 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Jul 29 11:29 4.6 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jul 29 07:42 3.5 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jul 22 19:40 3.6 172 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jul 14 04:29 3.8 227 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jul 14 03:17 4.2 193 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jul 13 07:26 3.4 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Machacamarca, Bolivia Jul 11 17:26 4.3 280 MAP
GEOFON Central Bolivia Jul 11 17:26 4.6 273 MAP
EMSC Oruro, Bolivia Jul 11 17:26 4.3 266 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Jul 06 23:29 4.5 205 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jul 06 23:29 4.5 206 MAP
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Jul 06 23:29 4.5 187 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC La Paz, Bolivia Jul 04 18:53 4.8 154 MAP
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region Jul 04 18:53 5.0 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jun 27 03:49 3.5 177 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Jun 21 11:31 3.5 187 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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