Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - El Loa, 39 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 4:46 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - El Loa, 39 km east of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile, on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 4:46 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 112 km depth

24 Nov 19:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
24 Nov 19:53: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 123.0 to 112.0 km (from 76 to 70 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.2 km (4.5 mi) towards E.
Update Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 19:57
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 39 km east of Calama, Chile
4.6 quake 24 Nov 4:46 pm (GMT -3)
4.6 quake 24 Nov 4:46 pm (GMT -3)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, at 4:46 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 112 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Calama (pop. 143,100) located 39 km from the epicenter, and San Pedro de Atacama (pop. 2,000) 59 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 24, 2021 19:46:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 4:46 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.49°S / 68.55°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Antipode: 22.49°N / 111.45°E
Nearest volcano: San Pedro (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) E of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NW of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ESE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NE of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SSE of Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) WNW of Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) WSW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SW of Ciudad Potosi (Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 141,300) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (320 mi) SW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 23.6°C (74 F), humidity: 7%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.6112 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
4.6119 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILEEMSC
4.5112 km39 Km E of Calama, ChileUSGS
4.7114 kmNorthern ChileUSP
4.6114 kmNorthern ChileRaspberryShake

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