A 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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