A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Himare in Albania on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j0h. Id of event: us10005j0h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 19.6765° East, latitude 40.2237° North, depth = 11.26 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 19:49:44 / May 20, 2016 @ 7:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.26 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:49:44 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lushnjë (c. 41 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rrogozhinë, Igoumenítsa, Cërrik (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km NNW of Himare, Albania.
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