A 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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