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On May 22nd...

M6.6 - Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1998

At least 105 people killed and 150 injured in the Aiquile-Totora area. Eighty percent of the buildings at Aiquile and seventy percent at Totora were destroyed. Complex earthquake with at least two larger events occurring about 8 and 12 seconds after the onset.

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