A 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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