A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Shijak in Albania on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:33:24 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70006e95. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006e95. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 19.5533° East, 41.3571° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/19 / 2019-11-28 20:33:24 / November 28, 2019 @ 8:33 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Poliçan, Selenicë, Velesta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 1 km NW of Shijak, Albania.
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