A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Rostusa in North Macedonia on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 21:17:09 / March 12, 2021 @ 9:17 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:17:09 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 20.7105° East, latitude 41.63° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000diy4. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000diy4.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gramsh, Mališevo, Vitina. Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Skopje (c. 474 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Prizren (c. 171 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gjakovë (c. 94 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop), Kosovo (c. 1 800 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km ENE of Rostusa, North Macedonia.
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