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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kosel in Macedonia

Earthquake location 41.1321S, 20.8727WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kosel in Macedonia on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:03:24 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100096h0. Unique identifier: us100096h0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.8727 East, latitude 41.1321 North, depth = 10 km. 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: 03/07/17 / 2017-07-03 18:03:24 / July 3, 2017 @ 6:03 pm.

The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Ohrid (c. 54 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Brvenica, Berat, Tirana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SSE of Kosel, Macedonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.8727° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.1321° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSE of Kosel, Macedonia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-03 18:03:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-10 02:23:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 272 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 0.512 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us100096h0 Id of event.
Event Code 100096h0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096h0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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