A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Gramsh in Albania on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 02:39:08 / January 20, 2021 @ 2:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 20.3459° East, latitude 40.8891° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1j4. Id of event: us7000d1j4. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:39:08 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Novaci, Mamurras, Zajas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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