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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 10 km E of Himarë, Albania

Earthquake location 40.0957S, 19.8724WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Himarë in Albania. 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: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 00:53:12 / December 19, 2020 @ 12:53 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.77 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:53:12 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 19.8724 East, latitude 40.0957 North, depth = 7.77 km. Unique identifier: us7000csar. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000csar.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Vlorë (c. 89 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fier-Çifçi (c. 61 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Fier (c. 56 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Berat (c. 46 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kérkyra (c. 27 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Gjirokastër (c. 23 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gramsh, Kuçovë, Fier (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Albania (c. 2 987 000 pop), Greece (c. 11 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 10 km E of Himarë, Albania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 19.8724° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 40.0957° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km E of Himarë, Albania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-19 00:53:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-19 05:48:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 259 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 0.387 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us7000csar Id of event.
Event Code 7000csar An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000csar, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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