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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Peshkopi in Albania

Earthquake location 41.7776S, 20.2957WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km NW of Peshkopi, Albania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.2957° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.7776° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NW of Peshkopi, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-19 12:38:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-19 12:59:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 298 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 1.008 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us60007an8 Id of event.
Event Code 60007an8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007an8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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