A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Memaliaj in Albania. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hz83. Id of event: us1000hz83. The temblor was picked up at 05:54:17 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 20.0118° East, 40.4506° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 04:54:17 / December 1, 2018 @ 4:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kérkyra, Kavajë, Librazhd-Qendër (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km NNE of Memaliaj, Albania.
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