A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Mamurras in Albania. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006p80. Id of event: us60006p80. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:53:06 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 19.4175° East, 41.6322° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 14:53:06 / December 9, 2019 @ 2:53 pm.
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Podgorica (c. 136 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lushnjë (c. 41 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cetinje, Debar, Podgorica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Montenegro (c. 667 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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