A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Shijak in Albania on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:48:57 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 19.5133 East, latitude 41.4766 North, depth = 11.67 km. Global time and date of event 05/07/18 / 2018-07-05 00:48:57 / July 5, 2018 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000fx6g. Event ids that are associated: us2000fx6g. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.67 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gramsh, Centar Župa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 15 km NNW of Shijak, Albania.
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