A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Vorë in Albania. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.77 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000c6kv. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6kv. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:44:57 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 23:44:57 / October 7, 2020 @ 11:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.5175 East, latitude 41.4866 North, depth = 7.77 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gramsh, Centar Župa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km NW of Vorë, Albania.
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