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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Tuzi in Montenegro

Earthquake location 42.381S, 19.3946WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tuzi in Montenegro. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/07/15 / 2015-07-06 23:58:09 / July 6, 2015 @ 11:58 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:58:09 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.7 km, 19.3946° East, 42.381° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20002vkp. Unique identifier: us20002vkp. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.7 km (13 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Podgorica (c. 136 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pejë (c. 81 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Nikšić (c. 58 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Deçan (c. 50 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Trebinje (c. 33 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bileća, Trebinje, Mamurras. Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Bosnia and Herzegovina (c. 4 590 000 pop), Montenegro (c. 667 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km ENE of Tuzi, Montenegro.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.3946° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.381° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE of Tuzi, Montenegro Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-06 23:58:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-07 04:27:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 313 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002vkp Id of event.
Event Code 20002vkp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002vkp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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