A 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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