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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Skopje in Macedonia

Earthquake location 42.0124S, 21.4809WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 21.4809° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.0124° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km ENE of Skopje, Macedonia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-11 13:10:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 13:33:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 23 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 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 446 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 1.382 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us10006nuj Id of event.
Event Code 10006nuj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nuj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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