Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 166 Km WSW of Colchani, Bolivia, on Monday, Feb 15, 2021 11:49 pm (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 166 Km WSW of Colchani, Bolivia, on Monday, Feb 15, 2021 11:49 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 171 km depth

16 Feb 04:39 UTC: First to report: USGS after 50 minutes.
16 Feb 22:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 168.5 to 171.4 km (from 105 to 107 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1.1 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: Feb 16, 2021 03:49:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Feb 15, 2021 11:49 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 171.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.8049°S / 68.4385°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode: 20.805°N / 111.562°E
Nearest volcano: Irruputuncu (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) WNW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (103 mi) WSW of Colchani (Potosí) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) WSW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) ESE of Iquique (Tarapacá, Chile) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) NNE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NE of Tocopilla (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (194 mi) WSW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) SE of Arica (Arica y Parinacota, Chile) (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) SW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) WSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 4.2°C (40 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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4.1171 km166 Km WSW of Colchani, BoliviaUSGS

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