The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3-magnitude earthquake about 55 km (34 mi) south of Cochabamba on Friday, March 15. According to initial reports, the quake struck at approximately 01:00 (local time) at a depth of 358 km (222 mi). No damages or injuries have been reported. Aftershocks are possible in the area in the coming hours and days.
In the event of further earthquakes and aftershocks, individuals should protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls (ideally in a corner), and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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