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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Kukes in Albania

Earthquake location 42.0226S, 20.225WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.225° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 42.0226° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW of Kukes, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-04 08:58:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-04 09:16:08 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 0.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10008p77 Id of event.
Event Code 10008p77 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008p77, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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