Articles tagged "bolivia"

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Large landslide destroys 17 homes in La Paz, Bolivia

A large landslide destroyed dozens of homes on the outskirts of Bolivian capital of La Paz on April 30, 2019. Local media reported at least 17 homes were destroyed but there were no casualties as authorities evacuated the area before the event. Featured image:...

May 01, 2019

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits Bolivia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Bolivia at 05:03 UTC on March 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 358.3 km (222.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 356 km (221 miles). The epicenter was located 30 km (18 miles) S of Cliza...

March 15, 2019

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Deadly highway collapse after heavy rain hits La Paz, Bolivia

A part of a highway northwest of capital La Paz, Bolivia collapsed on February 2, 2019, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 20. The incident happened around 07:50 local time near a spot known as El Choro in Puente Armas after several days of heavy...

February 04, 2019

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Record rainfall, widespread flooding hits Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia

A severe storm produced very heavy rain and strong winds over parts of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and leaving at least 4 people dead. The storm caused major flooding in northern...

January 10, 2019

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Earthquake swarm detected under dormant Parinacota volcano, Chile-Bolivia

A seismic swarm has been detected under Parinacota stratovolcano along the Chile-Bolivia border on June 6, 2018, Sernageomin reports. There are no known historical eruptions of this volcano. However, Helium surface-exposure dates have been obtained for eruptions...

June 07, 2018

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Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.8 on the Richter scale hit Bolivia at 13:40 UTC on April 2, 2018. USGS is reporting a depth of 557.2 km (346 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 550 km (341 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on...

April 02, 2018

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Record rainfall hits southern Bolivia, affecting 50 000 people

Local authorities in southern Bolivia declared a state of emergency for parts of Gran Chaco province in Tarija Department after record rainfall hit the region causing floods. Beni, Cochabamba and Tarija departments are among the worst affected by rain and flooding....

February 02, 2018

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Floods in Bolivia's Santa Cruz cause extensive damage, 3 deaths

Heavy rain that flooded several localities of Bolivia's Santa Cruz department on January 2, 2018 is blamed for the deaths of at least 3 people. First evaluations show extensive damage in more than 12 municipalities, authorities said. The floods have damaged and...

January 04, 2018

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Very deep M6.5 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.5 hit Chiquisaca, Bolivia at 14:09 UTC on February 21, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 598 km (370 miles). USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

February 21, 2017

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Massive floods hit Bolivia, at least 8 people dead

Heavy rains which started last week have caused massive flooding and mudslides in Bolivia over the past couple of days, killing at least 8 people by January 2, 2017. The worst affected are remote communities in the west of the country. A state of emergency has been...

January 02, 2017

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State of emergency in Bolivia amid worst drought in 25 years

South American country of Bolivia is experiencing its worst drought in 25 years, state officials said and declared a state of emergency on Monday, November 21, 2016. The government declared the state of emergency due to water shortages in large swaths of the...

November 22, 2016

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Lake Poopo on the verge of drying out, Bolivia

Lake Poopo, the second largest lake in Bolivia, after Titicaca has almost dried up. The event prompted Victor Hugo Vasquez, the Governor of Oruro province to declare a state of natural disaster on December 19, 2015. The lake which used to extend over more than 4 610...

December 22, 2015