A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Skopje in Macedonia on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 21.4809° East, 42.0124° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/16 / 2016-09-11 13:10:07 / September 11, 2016 @ 1:10 pm. Id of earthquake: us10006nuj. Event ids that are associated: us10006nuj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:10:07 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mitrovicë, Novaci, Delcevo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Pristina (c. 550 000 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Skopje (c. 474 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Prizren (c. 171 500 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Mitrovicë (c. 107 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Kumanovo (c. 76 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 4 km ENE of Skopje, Macedonia.
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