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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Shijak in Albania

Earthquake location 41.4766S, 19.5133WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.5133° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.4766° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Shijak, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-05 00:48:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-26 02:14:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000fx6g Id of event.
Event Code 2000fx6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fx6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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