BREAKING: Bolivia rocked by 6.9 magnitude earthquake – damage and fatalities predicted

Monday, April 2, 2018
By Paul Martin

A POWERFUL 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Bolivia in the notorious Ring of Fire and experts have warned damage to property and possibly fatalities should be expected.

Mon, Apr 2, 2018

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the tremor and estimateed a 34 per cent chance of damage and fatalities.

Its website said: “Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though vulnerable structures exist.

“The predominant vulnerable building types are adobe block and rubble/field stone masonry construction.”

The South American country is located in the volatile Ring of Fire, a basin of the Pacific Ocean prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity.


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