A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Durres in Albania. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/20 / 2020-01-01 02:53:41 / January 1, 2020 @ 2:53 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.66 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 19.3331 East, latitude 41.5608 North, depth = 12.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:53:41 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006t1w. Id of event: us70006t1w.
Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lushnjë (c. 41 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Kavajë (c. 29 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Librazhd-Qendër, Peshkopi, Budva (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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