A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Shijak in Albania on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c72t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c72t. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:36:33 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 14:36:33 / October 9, 2020 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 19.4599° East, 41.5072° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Centar Župa (c. 45 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gramsh, Centar Župa. Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 20 km NNW of Shijak, Albania.
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