Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 272 km southwest of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 2:18 pm (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 272 km southwest of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 2:18 pm (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 177 km depth

24 Nov 18:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
24 Nov 18:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 211.0 to 177.0 km (from 131 to 110 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17 km (10.7 mi) towards ESE.
Update Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 18:30
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 45 km southwest of San Cristobal de Lipez, Bolivia early afternoon
4.8 quake 24 Nov 2:18 pm (GMT -4)
4.8 quake 24 Nov 2:18 pm (GMT -4)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.8 quake in Bolivia near San Cristobal de Lipez, Departamento de Potosi, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, at 2:18 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 177 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Cristobal de Lipez (pop. 75) located 45 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 24, 2021 18:18:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 2:18 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 177.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.38°S / 67.52°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode: 21.38°N / 112.48°E
Nearest volcano: Ollague (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) W of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) WNW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (180 mi) W of Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SSW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (218 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) S of Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 17.7°C (64 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.8177 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
4.6180 km114 Km SW of Uyuni, BoliviaUSGS
4.5180 kmSouthern BoliviaUSP
4.6180 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionRaspberryShake

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