M 6.8 in Bolivia on 02 Apr 2018 13:40 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.8M
Depth: 557.5 Km
Lat/Lon: -20.6668 , -63.0156
Event Date: 02 Apr 2018 13:40 UTC
02 Apr 2018 09:40 Local
Exposed Population: 120000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000dce2
Inserted at: 02 Apr 2018 13:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.4 (Bolivia)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Bolivia= 5.4; Paraguay= 4.5

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000dce2 Scaled population (vector) -8  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.04  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1205221 0 02 Apr 2018 13:40 6.7M, 549km N/A 120 thousand 00:06 GEOFON
1205225 0 02 Apr 2018 13:40 6.8M, 557.5km 2.91 120 thousand 00:18 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Bolivia ,of Chuquisaca (population 542,891) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1205225 -20.667/-63.016 6.8 557.5 2.92 02 Apr 2018 14:01 00:20 (new episode)
2 0 1205225 -20.644/-63.01 6.8 557.22 2.91 02 Apr 2018 14:16 00:36 (upd of #1)
3 0 1205225 -20.644/-63.01 6.8 557.22 2.91 02 Apr 2018 15:43 02:03 (upd of #2)
4 0 1205225 -20.652/-63.017 6.8 562.41 2.91 02 Apr 2018 16:58 03:18 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Chuquisaca Bolivia 27000 people
Santa Cruz Bolivia 1.8 million people
Tarija Bolivia 270000 people
Nueva Asuncion Paraguay 2600 people
Boqueron Paraguay 49000 people
Chaco Paraguay 1000 people
Salta Argentina 170000 people
Potosi Bolivia <1000 people
Formosa Argentina 31000 people
Jujuy Argentina 3800 people
Alto Paraguay Paraguay 2000 people
Presidente Hayes Paraguay <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Carandaiti Chuquisaca Bolivia Village5 - 11 km
Boyuibe Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 3000 people 38 km
Caballa Jigua Chuquisaca Bolivia Village5 - 39 km
Puerto Frant Yoay Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 48 km
Santa Rosa Chuquisaca Bolivia Village5 - 57 km
Cuevo Chuquisaca Bolivia Village5 - 58 km
Nupucu Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 58 km
Puesto Ibanaro Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 64 km
Villazón Chuquisaca Bolivia Village5 - 78 km
Fortin Coronel Eugenia Garay Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 86 km
Media Luna Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 90 km
Yaquirendita Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 98 km
Ivo Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 105 km
Nueva Asuncion Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 114 km
Mineral Soruco Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 116 km
Urquia Chuquisaca Bolivia Village5 - 120 km
Samaihuate Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 128 km
Mayor Infante Rivarola Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 129 km
Colonia Crevaux Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 130 km
Fortin Gabino Mendoza Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 130 km
Monteagudo Chuquisaca Bolivia Village5 8200 people 137 km
Piquirenda Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 143 km
DOrbigny Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 149 km
Piedra Blanca Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 150 km
Fortin Teniente Agripino Enciso Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 155 km
Quijarro Tarija Bolivia Village5 - 160 km
Tapado Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 165 km
Saluyal Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 175 km
Angostura Salta Argentina Village5 - 183 km
Santa Victoria Salta Argentina Village5 - 188 km
Pozo Hondo Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 189 km
Culpina Chuquisaca Bolivia Village4 - 202 km
Tarija Tarija Bolivia City 150000 people 202 km
Cabezas Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 210 km
Fortin Lagerenza Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 214 km
Fortin Pedro P Pena Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 214 km
Puerto la Paz Formosa Argentina Village5 - 224 km
Puerto de Diaz Salta Argentina Village5 - 241 km
El Puente Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 249 km
La Esperanza Salta Argentina Village5 - 252 km
La Perdicion Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 253 km
Puerto Izozog Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 264 km
Villanueva Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 270 km
Achaval Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 275 km
Tapacaré Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 279 km
Tezén Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 280 km
Misión San Andrés Formosa Argentina Village5 - 283 km
Estancia San José Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 288 km
El Chorro Formosa Argentina Village5 - 289 km
Hickmann Salta Argentina Village5 - 289 km
Chirete Salta Argentina Village5 - 290 km
Mariscal José F. Estigarribia Boquerón Paraguay City - 291 km
Pérez Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 292 km
Milagro Salta Argentina Village5 - 296 km
Pluma del Pato Salta Argentina Village5 - 301 km
San Ramón de la Nueva Orán Salta Argentina City 69000 people 305 km
Tres Pozos Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 305 km
Linares Viejo Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 306 km
El Palmar Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 308 km
Paurito Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 309 km
Vuelta de los Tobas Salta Argentina Village5 - 310 km
El Quimilar Salta Argentina Village5 - 310 km
Juan Solá Salta Argentina Village5 - 311 km
El Totoral Formosa Argentina Village5 - 312 km
Puerto Irigoyen Formosa Argentina Village5 - 312 km
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Bolivia Major city 1.3 million people 319 km
Pichanal Salta Argentina Village5 - 321 km
Cotoca Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 18000 people 323 km
Palo Santo Salta Argentina Village5 - 328 km
Fortin Madrejon Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 328 km
Buena Vista Formosa Argentina Village5 - 330 km
Paila Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 333 km
Yuchán Salta Argentina Village5 - 333 km
Toledo Boquerón Paraguay Village4 - 335 km
Paso de los Tobas Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 338 km
Capitan Juar Page Salta Argentina Village5 - 341 km
El Botín Salta Argentina Village5 - 341 km
Matorral Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 348 km
Pozo Hondo Salta Argentina Village5 - 348 km
Doctor Luis de Gasperi Formosa Argentina Village5 - 349 km
Warnes Santa Cruz Bolivia Village4 21000 people 349 km
San Isidro Salta Argentina Village5 - 351 km
Fortin Teniente Montania Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 353 km
Pozo del Tigre Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 355 km
La Compañía Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 356 km
Las Barreras Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 356 km
La Unión Salta Argentina Village5 - 360 km
Filadelfia Boquerón Paraguay Village4 7900 people 361 km
Delicias Salta Argentina Village5 - 363 km
Palma Sola Formosa Argentina Village5 - 367 km
Estancia Palmarito Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 368 km
Agüero Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 369 km
Resistencia Salta Argentina Village5 - 370 km
Cancha Labrada Alto Paraguay Paraguay Village5 - 371 km
Neuland Boquerón Paraguay Village4 2800 people 371 km
Comunidad Nuevo Horizonte Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 372 km
Ingeniero Guillermo N. Juárez Formosa Argentina Village4 - 377 km
La Esperanza Santa Cruz Bolivia Village5 - 379 km
Aldea Loma Plata Boquerón Paraguay Village5 - 381 km
Pozo Salta Argentina Village5 - 381 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Rafael Pabon VLM 398 Civ. Unpaved No 4700
Monteagudo MHW 1120 Civ. Unpaved No 6500
Santa Victoria 260 0
Capitan Oriel Lea Plaza TJA 1854 Civ. Paved Yes 10000
Tartagal / G Enrique Mosconi TTG 449 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Bermejo BJO 381 Civ. Unpaved No 4100
Mariscal Estigarribia ESG 166 0
Oran ORA 357 Civ. Paved No 4700
El Trompillo SRZ 418 Civ. Paved Yes 9100
Viru Viru International VVI 373 Civ. Paved Yes 11400
Filadelfia FLM 139 0

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