A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Lac in Albania. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 14:58:59 / December 9, 2019 @ 2:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 19.4374° East, 41.644° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60006p83. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006p83. The temblor was detected at 15:58:59 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Montenegro (c. 667 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kukës, Cetinje, Debar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Podgorica (c. 136 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lushnjë (c. 41 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km W of Lac, Albania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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