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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kucove in Albania

Earthquake location 40.8338S, 19.9164WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kucove in Albania. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:07:56 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 19.9164 East, latitude 40.8338 North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vrf. Unique identifier: us10007vrf. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 17:07:56 / January 27, 2017 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tirana (c. 374 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Durrës (c. 122 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bilisht, Belčišta (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km N of Kucove, Albania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.9164° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.8338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km N of Kucove, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-27 17:07:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-27 19:19:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 0.485 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10007vrf Id of event.
Event Code 10007vrf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vrf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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