Terremoto leve mag. 4.8 - 272 km SW of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, miércoles, 24 nov 2021 14:18 (GMT -4) -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.8 - 272 km SW of Ciudad Potosi, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia, miércoles, 24 nov 2021 14:18 (GMT -4)

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.8 at 177 km depth

24 Nov 18:22 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 4 minutos.
24 Nov 18:25: Profundidad recalculada de 211.0 a 177.0 km (de 131 a 110 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 17 km (10.7 mi) al 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

Fecha & hora: 24 Nov 2021 18:18:22 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: miércoles, 24 nov 2021 14:18 (GMT -4)
Magnitud: 4.8
Prof.: 177.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 21.38°S / 67.52°W (Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia)
Antipode: 21.38°N / 112.48°E
Volcán mas cercano: Ollague (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km al SO de San Cristobal de Lipez (Potosí) (pop: 75) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
125 km al SO de Uyuni (Antonio Quijarro, Potosí) (pop: 10,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
187 km al O de Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
188 km al NE de Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
214 km al ONO de Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
272 km al SO de Potosí (pop: 141,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
289 km al O de Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
343 km al SSO de Llallagua (Rafael Bustillo, Potosí) (pop: 28,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
352 km al SO de Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
380 km al S de Oruro (pop: 208,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 17.7°C (64 F), humidity: 17%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NNE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 1 x 1012 joules (278 MWh, equivalente a 239 toneladas de 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.
RevistaProf.UbicaciónFuente
4.8177 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
4.6178 kmPOTOSI, BOLIVIAEMSC
4.6180 km114 Km SW of Uyuni, BoliviaUSGS
4.5180 kmSouthern BoliviaUSP
4.6180 kmChile-Bolivia Border RegionRaspberryShake

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