A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Shijak in Albania. Exact location, longitude 19.5181° East, latitude 41.34° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:28:10 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60005lvu. Ids that are associated to the event: us60005lvu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 00:28:10 / September 22, 2019 @ 12:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Velesta, Poliçan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km W of Shijak, Albania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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