Monday, April 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

6.8-magnitude powerful, deep earthquake strikes Bolivia – USGS

/ 12:23 PM April 03, 2018

A strong but deep earthquake measuring 6.8 hit Bolivia on Monday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake struck in the southeast of the country at a depth of 562 kilometers (348 miles), about 200 kilometers from Tarija, and near the border with Paraguay, the USGS also said.

Bolivia’s private San Calixto Observatory gave the quake’s strength at magnitude 6.6, and said it was felt in various regions of the country including La Paz, Cochabamba, and Chuquisaca as well as Tarija.

ADVERTISEMENT

Further north, the Central American country of El Salvador was hit later Monday by a quake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale, the Ministry of the Environment said.

That quake was recorded at 5:23 p.m. (2323 GMT) in San Vicente district but was felt in the capital San Salvador where it caused alarm, sending people fleeing from stores and supermarkets, an AFP reporter said.

There were no injuries or damage, the Civil Protection Directorate said.                  /kga

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bolivia, Earthquake, El Salvador
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

216 abused Filipino workers back from Kuwait

April 24, 2018 12:48 AM

entertainment

Carlo Aquino’s advice to his younger self

April 24, 2018 12:47 AM

entertainment

What Ruru has learned from breakups

April 24, 2018 12:43 AM

entertainment

No more mimicking of other singers for Sarah G

April 24, 2018 12:36 AM

entertainment

Arci Muñoz willing to propose to bf

April 24, 2018 12:15 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved