Thursday 18 July, 2019

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Bolivia

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck deep beneath Bolivia on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:40 a.m. local time (9:40 a.m. EDT; 1340 GMT) and it was centered 205 miles (127 kilometers) southeast of Tarija, Bolivia.

The epicenter was 346 miles (557 kilometers) below the surface.

The quake was not felt in Bolivia's capital of La Paz, but it caused people to evacuate office buildings that swayed as far away as Sao Paulo, Brazil, some 1,800 miles (3,000 kilometers) from Tarija.

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