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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Lezhe in Albania

Earthquake location 41.6566S, 19.457WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lezhe in Albania. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 19.457° East, 41.6566° North. Id of earthquake: us60006t8b. Event ids that are associated: us60006t8b. The temblor was reported at 16:04:57 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 15:04:57 / December 9, 2019 @ 3:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Debar, Librazhd-Qendër, Podgorica (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Podgorica (c. 136 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lushnjë (c. 41 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Montenegro (c. 667 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km SW of Lezhe, Albania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.457° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.6566° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SW of Lezhe, 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 15:04:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-18 20:31:02 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 259 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 0.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us60006t8b Id of event.
Event Code 60006t8b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006t8b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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