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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 272 km southwest of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 at 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 at 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 at 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 details

Date & timeNov 24, 2021 18:18:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 24, 2021 at 2:18 pm (GMT -4)
Depth177.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude21.38°S / 67.52°W (Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia)
Antipode21.38°N / 112.48°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoOllague (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities45 km (28 mi) SW of San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (78 mi) SW of Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí) (pop: 10,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) W of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) NE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
214 km (133 mi) WNW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
272 km (169 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí) (pop: 141,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
289 km (180 mi) W of Tarija (pop: 159,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
343 km (213 mi) SSW of Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
352 km (218 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
380 km (236 mi) S of Oruro (pop: 208,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 17.7°C (64 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1 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


Seismic station: Chusmiza, Chile (GO01/C network) | Distance from quake: 258 km / 160 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Chusmiza, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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