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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Lac in Albania

Earthquake location 41.644S, 19.4374WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.4374° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.644° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km W of Lac, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-09 14:58:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-09 15:31:34 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 298 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 0.796 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us60006p83 Id of event.
Event Code 60006p83 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006p83, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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