6.2-magnitude quake hits Bolivia

11:06, 23 November 2011

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bolivia Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said, according to CNN.

The quake`s epicenter was about 185 kilometers (115 miles) south-southeast of Santa Ana, Bolivia, the agency said. It struck at a depth of about 530 kilometers (330 miles).

The shaking was felt in the country`s capital, La Paz, about 350 kilometers (215 miles) away. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The state-run Bolivian Information Agency said residents of various La Paz neighborhoods, particularly in the city`s center, reported feeling the quake around 3 p.m. Some evacuated their homes, particularly those who live in taller buildings, the agency reported.

Preliminary estimates put the magnitude at 6.7, but authorities later revised the number.

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