A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Shijak in Albania on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:24:20 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/18 / 2018-07-04 11:24:20 / July 4, 2018 @ 11:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 19.4883° East, latitude 41.4463° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000fws9. Id of event: us2000fws9.
Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berat (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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