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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Ballsh in Albania



Earthquake location 40.6177S, 19.7009WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Ballsh in Albania on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hqf. Unique identifier: us20008hqf. Global time and date of event 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 00:13:33 / February 5, 2017 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.04 km (5 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 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:33 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8.04 km, 19.7009° East, 40.6177° North.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ersekë, Sarandë, Kamëz (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NW of Ballsh, Albania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.7009° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.6177° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NW of Ballsh, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-05 00:13:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-05 02:31:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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 0.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us20008hqf Id of event.
Event Code 20008hqf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hqf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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