A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Shijak in Albania. Global time and date of event 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 22:07:31 / September 21, 2019 @ 10:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 19.5147° East, 41.3664° North. The temblor was reported at 23:07:31 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60005lut. Unique identifier: us60005lut.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vlorë, Struga, Poliçan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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