April 3, 2002

Five Bolivia quakes in two weeks

                 LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- In less than two weeks, Bolivia has had five small
                 earthquakes, the most recent occurring Tuesday night, said a seismologist at
                 the San Calixto Observatory in La Paz.

                 The latest quake registered a magnitude of 3.5, and took place about 30 kilometers
                 (less than 20 miles) north of the city of Cochabamba in central Bolivia, said Angel
                 Vega. No damages were reported.

                 On March 28, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred on the border of Chile and
                 Bolivia. It was felt primarily in Calama, Chile, as well as in parts of southwestern

                 Old houses were damaged in the village of Sorata, about 150 kilometers (90 miles)
                 north of La Paz, in a magnitude 3.9 earthquake that took place March 26.

                 The Zongo Valley, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of La Paz, experienced two
                 back-to-back quakes on March 23 and 24. The first registered magnitude 3.6, and
                 the second magnitude 2.6.

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