A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Lezhe in Albania on Monday. The temblor was detected at 16:04:18 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000d865. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d865. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 15:04:18 / February 26, 2018 @ 3:04 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.6658 East, latitude 41.758 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Podgorica (c. 136 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Centar Župa (c. 45 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lushnjë, Budva, Dragash (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Montenegro (c. 667 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 3 km SSE of Lezhe, Albania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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