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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 12 km ESE of Belcista, Macedonia

Earthquake location 41.2754S, 20.9772WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Belcista in Macedonia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.62 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 20.9772° East, 41.2754° North, depth 22.62 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:33:10 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us10005j52. Id of event: us10005j52. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 16:33:10 / May 21, 2016 @ 4:33 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tirana, Aridaía (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Skopje (c. 474 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bitola (c. 86 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Prilep (c. 73 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tetovo (c. 72 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Čair (c. 64 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Macedonia (c. 2 062 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 12 km ESE of Belcista, Macedonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.9772° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 41.2754° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE of Belcista, Macedonia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-21 16:33:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 17:23:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 340 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 0.581 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005j52 Id of event.
Event Code 10005j52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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