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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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia May 19 08:55 4.2 195 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 19 08:55 4.2 197 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 18 11:56 3.9 208 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 13 03:40 3.9 195 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 12 16:27 4.0 183 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 12 00:55 3.9 174 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 11 04:37 3.4 209 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region May 10 20:00 4.5 157 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region May 09 05:03 4.3 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Central Bolivia May 06 22:21 4.4 307 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region May 05 13:46 4.6 135 MAP
USGS Carandayti, Bolivia May 03 17:34 4.2 562 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Uyuni, Bolivia May 01 01:45 4.3 223 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia May 01 01:45 4.3 224 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 30 17:01 3.3 225 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 26 23:57 4.4 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 24 07:58 4.4 142 MAP
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 23 12:57 4.0 144 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 22 15:16 3.4 196 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 21 14:00 3.7 174 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 17 13:46 4.9 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region Apr 17 12:12 4.2 171 MAP
GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 13 19:22 4.4 122 MAP
EMSC Oruro, Bolivia Apr 12 18:12 4.3 247 MAP
USGS Challapata, Bolivia Apr 12 18:12 4.3 246 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Apr 09 04:04 4.4 252 MAP
USGS Atocha, Bolivia Apr 09 04:04 4.7 247 MAP
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 09 04:04 4.7 255 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Potosi, Bolivia Apr 07 02:35 4.5 256 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 03 12:07 4.5 160 MAP
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Apr 03 12:07 4.5 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Apr 02 22:50 4.2 580 MAP
EMSC Chuquisaca, Bolivia Apr 02 22:50 4.1 580 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Carandayti, Bolivia Apr 02 15:00 4.5 562 MAP
EMSC Chuquisaca, Bolivia Apr 02 15:00 4.6 560 MAP
GEOFON Southern Bolivia Apr 02 15:00 4.7 562 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Springfield, IL - About 3 seconds
  • USGS Carandayti, Bolivia Apr 02 13:40 6.8 562 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Bolivia Apr 02 13:40 6.8 538 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Campo Mourão - Light shaking - - ER: Thank you for telling us
  • Balneario Camboriu - SC - Very weak shaking
  • São Paulo - Light seasickness
  • Santos-SP - Hoje por volta das 10:49 AM estava.sentada em casa quando o prédio onde moro começou a balançar muito forte, vários moradores também sentiram. Não sei exatamente o que foi e de onde veio, mas deu medo.
  • São Paulo - Very weak shaking
  • Asa Norte - Péssima !! Pensei que estava desmaiando e gritei o meu marido.
  • Sao Paulo - durou uns 15 segundos..
  • sao paulo - Weak shaking
  • Brasilia - 5 seconds, no damage.
  • Brasília - Weak shaking
  • São Paulo - I felt dizzy, as if my body swung in the chair, It lasted five seconds. No dammages at all.
  • São Paulo - Predios na Av.Paulista foram esvaziados por umas 3 horas, vi a noticia nos jornais pela TV. Sandra Carvalho.
  • Maringá - Shake for 5 seconds
  • São Paulo - O prédio da empresa Atento balancou de um lado para o outro. Senti como se estivesse c tontura
  • Brasilia - 5 seconds
  • São Paulo - We evacuated the building because this is something we didn\'t expect in São Paulo, we felt the building shaking at the 10th and 9th floors. - ER: WOW + i can understand of course 🙂
  • Pocos de Caldas - eu senti um tremor hoje mais cedo, mas nao sei se foi o caminhao que tava passando na rua
  • USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Apr 01 21:01 4.8 183 MAP
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Apr 01 21:01 5.0 193 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Apr 01 21:01 4.8 178 MAP
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 26 16:01 3.3 216 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 22 12:44 4.2 191 MAP
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 22 12:44 4.2 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 22 08:03 4.7 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Mar 21 01:18 4.7 221 MAP
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 21 01:18 4.6 178 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Uyuni, Bolivia Mar 21 01:18 4.7 220 MAP
    GEOFON Chile-bolivia Border Region Mar 17 20:34 5.1 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Oruro, Bolivia Mar 17 20:34 4.7 111 MAP

    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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