A 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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