A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Shijak in Albania on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.5389 East, latitude 41.4255 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 14:15:52 / September 21, 2019 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:15:52 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us60005lrg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lrg.
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kukës, Poliçan, Delogožda (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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