A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Peshkopi in Albania on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60007an8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007an8. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:38:13 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 12:38:13 / January 19, 2020 @ 12:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 20.2957° East, 41.7776° North.
Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Prizren (c. 171 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llazicë, Rrogozhinë, Kačanik (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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