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Earthquake Hits Bolivia

An earthquake has struck the Beni Region of Bolivia. The preliminary magnitude was 6.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami is expected to be produced by the temblor. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 18:48:15 UTC

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 02:48:15 PM at epicenter

Location: 15.345°S, 65.110°W

Depth: 533.3 km (331.4 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

60 km (37 miles) SSW of Trinidad, Bolivia

251 km (155 miles) NNE of Cochabamba, Bolivia

342 km (212 miles) NW of Santa Cruz, Bolivia

350 km (217 miles) ENE of LA PAZ, Bolivia

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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