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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Vrutok in North Macedonia

Earthquake location 41.6953S, 20.7954WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Vrutok in North Macedonia. The temblor was reported at 03:54:15 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/11/20 / 2020-11-11 03:54:15 / November 11, 2020 @ 3:54 am. Event id: us7000cd8k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cd8k. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 20.7954 East, latitude 41.6953 North, depth = 8.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.49 km (5 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Klina, Glogovac, Isniq (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Skopje (c. 474 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Prizren (c. 171 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kumanovo (c. 76 300 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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: 8 km SSW of Vrutok, North Macedonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.7954° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.6953° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km SSW of Vrutok, North Macedonia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-11 03:54:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-11 04:12:27 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 385 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 1.358 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cd8k Id of event.
Event Code 7000cd8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cd8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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