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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Durres in Albania

Earthquake location 41.4701S, 19.432WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Durres in Albania on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 27/11/19 / 2019-11-27 22:50:15 / November 27, 2019 @ 10:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 19.432° East, latitude 41.4701° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:50:15 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006dyf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006dyf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Berat, Centar Župa, Patos Fshat (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km N of Durres, Albania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.432° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.4701° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km N of Durres, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-27 22:50:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-27 23:05:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 0.967 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us70006dyf Id of event.
Event Code 70006dyf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006dyf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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