A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kosel in Macedonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 20:52:59 / July 8, 2017 @ 8:52 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:52:59 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000988y. Event ids that are associated: us1000988y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.889 East, latitude 41.1556 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Poliçan, Burrel, Kamenjane (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Ohrid (c. 54 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Gostivar (c. 51 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 4 km ESE of Kosel, Macedonia.
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