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Earthquake in Central Bolivia
Released: 5/22/1998

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May 22

A strong earthquake, preliminary magnitude 6.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred in central Bolivia at 12:48 a.m.Eastern Daylight Time (which is local time) on May 22. The epicenter was about 75 miles (120 km) east of Cochabamba and about 210 miles (350 km) east-southeast of La Paz.

The USGS has received no reports of damage or casualties at this time.

(Note to editors: As more information is received and the data are further analyzed, we may issue updates or clarifications on this event.]

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