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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Memaliaj in Albania

Earthquake location 40.4506S, 20.0118WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Memaliaj in Albania. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hz83. Id of event: us1000hz83. The temblor was picked up at 05:54:17 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 20.0118° East, 40.4506° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 04:54:17 / December 1, 2018 @ 4:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Elbasan (c. 100 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Korçë (c. 58 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kérkyra, Kavajë, Librazhd-Qendër (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km NNE of Memaliaj, Albania.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 20.0118° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.4506° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNE of Memaliaj, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-01 04:54:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-01 05:08:29 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 298 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 0.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us1000hz83 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hz83 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hz83, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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