A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Himarë in Albania. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.709 East, latitude 40.0551 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:26:34 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 07:26:34 / January 12, 2021 @ 7:26 am. Event id: us6000d7nf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7nf.
Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (31 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Gjirokastër (c. 23 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ersekë, Kuçovë, Igoumenítsa.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen 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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