A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Shijak in Albania on Saturday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:10:37 / 5:10 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us60005ls8. Id of event: us60005ls8. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 16:10:37 / September 21, 2019 @ 4:10 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 19.5025° East, 41.3776° North.
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop). Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Poliçan, Velesta, Selenicë (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km WNW of Shijak, Albania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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