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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Himare in Albania

Earthquake location 40.2081S, 19.7518WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Himare in Albania. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.63 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:27:38 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/19 / 2019-01-04 19:27:38 / January 4, 2019 @ 7:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 11.63 km, 19.7518° East, 40.2081° North. Id of earthquake: us2000j0ch. Event ids that are associated: us2000j0ch.

Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lushnjë (c. 41 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Korçë, Rrogozhinë, Cërrik.

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. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km N of Himare, Albania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.7518° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.2081° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km N of Himare, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-04 19:27:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-04 19:50:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 355 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 0.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us2000j0ch Id of event.
Event Code 2000j0ch An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j0ch, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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