Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 25 km north of Shkoder, Albania
Wed, 15 Sep 2021, 02:31 02:31 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës, Albania, was reported only 10 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, at 4:19 am local time. 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.
4.3 quake 25 km north of Shkoder, Albania, Sep 15, 2021 4:19 am (GMT +2)
A second report was later issued by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), which listed it as a magnitude 4.0 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
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 Koplik (pop. 4,100) located 9 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mataguži (pop. 1,100) located 17 km from the epicenter, Mojanovići (pop. 1,800) 22 km away, Podgorica (pop. 236,900) 24 km away, Shkoder (pop. 88,200) 25 km away, and Pukë (pop. 6,500) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Arsi (pop. 2,400) located 51 km from the epicenter, Rrëshen (pop. 10,100) 67 km away, and Decan (pop. 50,500) 72 km away.
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Date & time: Sep 15, 2021 4:19 am (GMT +2) local time (15 Sep 2021 02:19 GMT)
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.29°N / 19.48°E (Shkoder, Albania)
Primary data source: GFZ
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