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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Bulqize in Albania

Earthquake location 41.5619S, 20.2392WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Bulqize in Albania on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us10008ut6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ut6. Exact location, longitude 20.2392° East, latitude 41.5619° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:30:58 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 10:30:58 / May 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Prizren (c. 171 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tetovo (c. 72 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Krivogashtani, Mamuša, Ulcinj (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km N of Bulqize, Albania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.2392° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.5619° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km N of Bulqize, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-24 10:30:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-24 10:52:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 328 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 0.354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us10008ut6 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ut6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ut6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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