A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kukes in Albania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:58:14 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008p77. Id of event: us10008p77. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.34 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 08:58:14 / May 4, 2017 @ 8:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 20.225° East, 42.0226° North, depth 5.34 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hani i Elezit, . The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Prizren (c. 171 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pejë (c. 81 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Tetovo (c. 72 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km WSW of Kukes, Albania.
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