A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kosel in Macedonia. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 20.891° East, 41.151° North. Id of earthquake: us20009vug. Event ids that are associated: us20009vug. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:19:54 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 22:19:54 / July 12, 2017 @ 10:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ersekë, Tirana. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Ohrid (c. 54 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 5 km ESE of Kosel, Macedonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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