A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Memaliaj in Albania. The temblor was detected at 19:14:41 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/18 / 2018-05-19 18:14:41 / May 19, 2018 @ 6:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e8mg. Unique identifier: us1000e8mg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.7386 East, latitude 40.3194 North, depth = 10.66 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.66 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kavajë, Korçë, Elbasan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lushnjë (c. 41 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 20 km W of Memaliaj, Albania.
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