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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Kosel in Macedonia

Earthquake location 41.2286S, 20.9532WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kosel in Macedonia on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 16:41:30 / May 21, 2016 @ 4:41 pm. Event id: us10005j53. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j53. Exact location of event, longitude 20.9532 East, latitude 41.2286 North, depth = 16.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:41:30 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.5 km (10 miles).

The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Skopje (c. 474 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tetovo (c. 72 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Čair (c. 64 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Çorovodë, Kamëz, . Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km ENE of Kosel, Macedonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.9532° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.2286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ENE of Kosel, Macedonia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-21 16:41:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 17:23:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 356 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 0.552 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us10005j53 Id of event.
Event Code 10005j53 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j53, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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