Bolivia - Earthquake Jun 1994 UN DHA Information Report No.1

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 09 Jun 1994
DHA-GENEVA 94/0193
BOLIVIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
9 JUNE 1994

1. MAJOR AND DEEP EARTHQUAKE HIT BOLIVIA 200 MILES (320 KM) NORTH OF LA PAZ AT 00.33 HRS A.M. 9 JUNE GMT (20.33 HRS 8 JUNE LOCAL TIME). ACCORDING TO USGS, MAGNITUDE 7.5 TO 8 ON RICHTER SCALE, BUT DEPTH MORE THAN 600 KM. PRELIMINARY LOCATION OF HYPO-CENTRE: LATITUDE 13.7 DEGREES SOUTH, LONGITUDE 67.3 DEGREES WEST. THIS IS A SPARSELY POPULATED REGION IN THE AMAZONIAN JUNGLE, NOT FAR FROM SETTLEMENT OF SANTA ROSA DEL YACUMA.

2. DHA-GENEVA ALREADY IN CONTACT WITH OFFICE OF UNDP (DHA REPRESENTATIVE LA PAZ, LOCAL SOURCES, UN RADIO AMATEUR GROUP NEW YORK AND SWISS DISASTER RELIEF UNIT. QUAKE WAS FELT THROUGHOUT BOLIVIA, IN CHILE (ARICA), ARGENTINA, PERU AND COLOMBIA AND AS FAR AS TORONTO, CANADA. HOWEVER NO DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES REPORTED SO FAR.

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