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Geological Survey: A 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes South-eastern Bolivia

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7Dnews London

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:02 GMT

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Cochabamba in southeastern Bolivia early on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

It was not clear whether it had killed two people. The quake struck about 55 km southeast of Cochabamba, the agency said.

Fortunately, there were no reports of casualties or damage to buildings.

Quakes are relatively common in South America due to its western coastline lying on the infamous Ring of Fire.

Each year hundreds of tremors are recorded along the belt, which snakes its way from Indonesia, north to Alaska and then down to the southernmost tip of Chile.


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