Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes the Chile – Bolivia salar region

Salt mounds in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. The Sa...

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Earthquake Report comment :
Initially marked by GDACS as 6.1 and a depth of 100 km,  USGS later published a value of M 5.6 at a depth of 88 km.
The quake occurred in the greater Salar de Uyuni area, a natural wonder and also Unesco World Heritage.
The depth of the earthquake is normal for this subduction zone.
The last several weeks many a little weaker earthquakes occurred in this area.
GDACS issued immediately after the quake  a GREEN earthquake alert = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries
USGS Felt reports confirm a light shaking in de greater desert area of Bolivia and Chile.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.6
Friday, October 22, 2010 at 03:31:33 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 88.4 km
Geo-location(s) :
175 km (110 miles) WSW of Uyuni, Bolivia
185 km (115 miles) NNE of Calama, Antofagasta, Chile
195 km (120 miles) ESE of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager Map
Live Seismograph in Chile

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