Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 7 km northeast of Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Fri, 25 Jun 2021, 23:2823:28 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early morning on Saturday 26 June 2021 at 1:18 am local time near Herceg Novi, Herceg - Novi, Montenegro, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
4.7 quake 26 Jun 1:18 am (GMT +2)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Herceg Novi (pop. 19,500) located 7 km from the epicenter, Igalo (pop. 3,800) 8 km away, Tivat (pop. 6,300) 13 km away, Dobrota (pop. 5,400) 17 km away, and Kotor (pop. 5,300) 19 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Trebinje (pop. 33,200) located 29 km from the epicenter, Bileća (pop. 13,300) 42 km away, Nikšić (pop. 58,200) 42 km away, and Podgorica (pop. 136,500) 57 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Shkodër (pop. 88,200) located 92 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 26 Jun 1:18 am (GMT +2) local time (25 Jun 2021 23:18 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.51°N / 18.57°E (Herceg Novi, Montenegro)
Primary data source: GFZ
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