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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Rreshen in Albania



Earthquake location 41.8016S, 19.9714WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Rreshen in Albania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 13:53:04 / April 8, 2017 @ 1:53 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:53:04 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.15 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008fub. Event ids that are associated: us10008fub. Exact location of event, longitude 19.9714 East, latitude 41.8016 North, depth = 27.15 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Klina, Ohrid, . Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Montenegro (c. 667 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Prizren (c. 171 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Podgorica (c. 136 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 8 km ENE of Rreshen, Albania.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.9714° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.8016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ENE of Rreshen, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-08 13:53:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-08 14:22:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 391 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 0.461 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us10008fub Id of event.
Event Code 10008fub An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008fub, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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