Latest earthquakes near Potosí today

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List of latest earthquakes near Potosí.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 21, 2024 04:21
(La Paz)
M 5.2 387 km SW
from Potosí
May 18, 2024 11:12
(La Paz)
M 3.9 267 km SW
from Potosí
May 18, 2024 11:12
(La Paz)
M 4.4 242 km SW
from Potosí
May 17, 2024 10:13
(La Paz)
M 4.5 223 km SSW
from Potosí
May 16, 2024 15:34
(La Paz)
M 3.2 282 km SW
from Potosí
May 16, 2024 04:42
(La Paz)
M 2.7 280 km W
from Potosí
May 12, 2024 07:58
(La Paz)
M 4.2 227 km SSW
from Potosí
May 11, 2024 09:48
(La Paz)
M 3.4 163 km SW
from Potosí
May 10, 2024 23:58
(La Paz)
M 3.5 291 km SW
from Potosí
May 9, 2024 18:33
(La Paz)
M 4.5 99 km W
from Potosí
May 9, 2024 14:59
(La Paz)
M 3.1 254 km SW
from Potosí
May 8, 2024 20:22
(La Paz)
M 3.0 260 km SW
from Potosí
May 8, 2024 06:00
(La Paz)
M 5.2 336 km SW
from Potosí
May 7, 2024 08:06
(La Paz)
M 3.4 297 km NNE
from Potosí
May 6, 2024 11:03
(La Paz)
M 4.8 279 km NNE
from Potosí
May 3, 2024 22:43
(La Paz)
M 4.4 236 km SSW
from Potosí
Apr 30, 2024 21:24
(La Paz)
M 5.0 397 km WSW
from Potosí
Apr 29, 2024 17:31
(La Paz)
M 3.6 279 km SW
from Potosí
Apr 29, 2024 13:51
(La Paz)
M 4.2 240 km SW
from Potosí
Apr 26, 2024 23:39
(La Paz)
M 3.6 247 km N
from Potosí
Apr 26, 2024 16:44
(La Paz)
M 3.2 298 km SW
from Potosí
Apr 24, 2024 07:19
(La Paz)
M 4.3 261 km SW
from Potosí
Apr 22, 2024 22:36
(La Paz)
M 2.6 298 km SW
from Potosí
Apr 21, 2024 21:49
(La Paz)
M 2.9 292 km SW
from Potosí
Apr 19, 2024 20:46
(La Paz)
M 3.1 202 km WSW
from Potosí

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Recent Potosí Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Potosí. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Potosí and elsewhere.

Potosí Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
45 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.2
May 21, 2024 04:21

Average

A total of 453 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Potosí in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 45 earthquakes per year, or 3 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Potosí roughly every 8 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Potosí in 2023. A total of 55 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Potosí that year. The strongest had a 5.1 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Potosí with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Potosí in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Potosí during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Potosí (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 434 95.81%
Mag. 5 16 3.53%
Mag. 6 3 0.66%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Potosí

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.5
On Feb 21, 2017 10:09.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Nov 29, 1957 18:19.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Potosí occurred on Feb 21, 2017 10:09 local time (America/La_Paz timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck 197 kilometers (122 mi) east of Potosí, at a depth of 596 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Potosí in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Nov 29, 1957 18:19, 182 kilometers (113 mi) east of Potosí. It is the strongest earthquake near Potosí in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Potosí in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Potosí.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Potosí.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 21, 2017 10:09
(La Paz)
M 6.5 197 km E
from Potosí
Mar 15, 2019 01:03
(La Paz)
M 6.3 191 km N
from Potosí
Jan 13, 2016 23:25
(La Paz)
M 6.1 255 km E
from Potosí
Jun 1, 2021 08:42
(La Paz)
M 5.4 236 km SSW
from Potosí
Jan 9, 2024 12:47
(La Paz)
M 5.4 298 km SSW
from Potosí
Apr 13, 2016 16:01
(La Paz)
M 5.3 169 km SSW
from Potosí
Mar 21, 2021 10:17
(La Paz)
M 5.3 185 km E
from Potosí
Jan 26, 2020 14:44
(La Paz)
M 5.3 269 km S
from Potosí
Jul 14, 2016 17:25
(La Paz)
M 5.1 199 km E
from Potosí
Apr 3, 2023 17:46
(La Paz)
M 5.1 223 km SSW
from Potosí

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Nearest earthquakes from Potosí

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Potosí. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Potosí.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Sep 4, 2015 17:30
(La Paz)
M 4.4 57 km NNW
from Potosí
Jul 22, 2014 04:55
(La Paz)
M 4.1 82 km W
from Potosí
Jan 21, 2018 22:46
(La Paz)
M 4.0 87 km SSE
from Potosí
Dec 27, 2016 05:09
(La Paz)
M 4.3 93 km W
from Potosí
Mar 10, 2021 06:38
(La Paz)
M 4.1 97 km W
from Potosí
Aug 5, 2023 20:19
(La Paz)
M 4.3 97 km W
from Potosí
Apr 28, 2016 03:10
(La Paz)
M 4.4 99 km W
from Potosí
May 9, 2024 18:33
(La Paz)
M 4.5 99 km W
from Potosí
Mar 2, 2024 20:25
(La Paz)
M 4.4 108 km W
from Potosí
Apr 23, 2022 00:40
(La Paz)
M 4.2 110 km N
from Potosí

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Potosí

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Potosí.

When was the last earthquake in Potosí?

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Potosí on the night of May 21, 2024 at 04:21 local time (America/La_Paz). The center of this earthquake was located 387km southwest of Potosí at a depth of 108km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Potosí in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Potosí?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Potosí on the evening of November 29, 1957 at 18:19 local time (America/La_Paz). The center of this earthquake was located 182km south-southwest of Potosí at a depth of 233km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Potosí since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Potosí?

In the past 10 years, 453 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Potosí. This averages to 45 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 8 days.