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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Vorë in Albania

Earthquake location 41.4866S, 19.5175WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.5175° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.4866° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km NW of Vorë, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-07 23:44:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-07 23:55:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 0.961 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 49 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 us6000c6kv Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6kv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6kv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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