Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

Earthquake in Potosi department, February 6, 2012

El Deber’s website reports of an earthquake in the Departament of Potosi:

An earthquake of 4.2 degrees on the Richter scale was recorded today in the Bolivian region of Potosí (southwest), bordering Chile and Argentina, while for the moment it has been advised of no victims nor material damage, reported the Seismological Observatory of San Calixto [La Paz].

A statement of the Observatory states the tremor occurred at 9: 49 local time (13: 4 GMT) with its epicenter in the Sud Lípez province of Potosi, and at a depth of 224 kilometers.

On December 21 [2011] and last January 10, [tremors were] felt in the same region; two earthquakes of 4.3 and 4.9 degrees respectively, also without any casualties nor [material] damage.