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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Shijak in Albania

Earthquake location 41.3906S, 19.5847WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Shijak in Albania on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006nis. Id of event: us70006nis. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.86 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:03:12 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.86 km, 19.5847° East, 41.3906° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 16:03:12 / December 19, 2019 @ 4:03 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Struga, Velesta, Ballsh. Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop).

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km NNE of Shijak, Albania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.5847° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.3906° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE of Shijak, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 16:03:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 20:57:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 299 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 1.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us70006nis Id of event.
Event Code 70006nis An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nis, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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