A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Belcista in Macedonia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.62 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 20.9772° East, 41.2754° North, depth 22.62 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:33:10 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j52. Id of event: us10005j52. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 16:33:10 / May 21, 2016 @ 4:33 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tirana, Aridaía (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Skopje (c. 474 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tetovo (c. 72 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Čair (c. 64 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 has struck near.
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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: 12 km ESE of Belcista, Macedonia.
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