A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Mamurras in Albania on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 19.4653 East, latitude 41.5272 North, depth = 5.28 km. The temblor was detected at 14:32:42 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 14:32:42 / January 26, 2021 @ 2:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d3f3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3f3. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.28 km (3 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Shkodër (c. 88 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Centar Župa (c. 45 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gramsh, , Centar Župa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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