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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Durres in Albania

Earthquake location 41.4433S, 19.4321WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Durres in Albania on Friday. Exact location, longitude 19.4321° East, latitude 41.4433° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:05:32 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 21:05:32 / January 31, 2020 @ 9:05 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007lq0. Unique identifier: us60007lq0.

Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Centar Župa, Berat, Debar (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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km N of Durres, Albania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.4321° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.4433° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N of Durres, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-31 21:05:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-31 22:01:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us60007lq0 Id of event.
Event Code 60007lq0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007lq0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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