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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 51 km N of Tirana, Albania on Saturday, 12 September 2020

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 51 km N of Tirana, Albania on Saturday, 12 September 2020
12 Sep 16:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
12 Sep 16:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.3. Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:46 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.78°N / 19.72°E (Albania)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) E of Lezhë (pop: 18,700)
13 km (8 mi) W of Rrëshen (pop: 10,100)
16 km (10 mi) N of Laç (pop: 24,800)
51 km (32 mi) N of Tirana (pop: 374,800)
144 km (89 mi) W of Skopje (pop: 474,900)
155 km (96 mi) SW of Pristina (pop: 550,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 12 Sep 16:46 UTCM 4.3 / 10 km51 km N of Tirana, AlbaniaGFZ
Sat, 12 Sep 16:46 UTCM 4.2 / 10 km AlbaniaEMSC
Sat, 12 Sep 16:46 UTCM 4.3 / 13.7 km8 Km NW of Rubik, AlbaniaUSGS
Sat, 12 Sep 16:46 UTCM 4.2 / 10 kmMilot / Albanien (Albania)ZAMG

User reports for this quake

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Podgorica (76.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : live on the 5th floor of an apartment building, felt my chair along with my pc monitor and desk shake
157.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Berat / not felt : I didnt felt it lol | One user found this interesting.
Tirana, Liqueni i Thatë / not felt
Bushat, ALBANIA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tirana / not felt
Shengjin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Pukë, Albania / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Friky
Lezha Albania / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Isha tu dhiDesh mra celi ne bide | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)
Muo (Montenegro, 110 km NW of epicenter) : Lagano ko pamti 1979 (reported through EMSC)
Gjakovë (Kosovo, 82 km NE of epicenter) : U ndje nje levizje e lehte ne katin e peste në Gjakovë para kater minutave. (reported through EMSC)
Durrës (Albania, 61 km SW of epicenter) : Today 2 time prosoqi min gamate simera okay malakes .....valte anguri ston kolonsas (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : I felt this.. I am in Tirana (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : U ndie i lehte (reported through EMSC)
Manzë (Albania, 46 km S of epicenter) : Ne durres nuk eshte ndjer shum (reported through EMSC)
Burrel (Albania, 28 km SE of epicenter) : Shiiit (reported through EMSC)
Laç (Albania, 21 km S of epicenter) : U ndje ketu ne lac (reported through EMSC)
Shëngjin (Albania, 17 km W of epicenter) : E tundi ktej nga shengjini as kafe sna la me pi ja qi... jeten (reported through EMSC)
Zejmen (Albania, 15 km SW of epicenter) : O zot tani ra termet ne qytetin Tim (lezhe)E tmerrshme (reported through EMSC)
Rrëshen (Albania, 8 km SE of epicenter) : N/a (reported through EMSC)
Kalkandelen (Republic of North Macedonia, 100 km E of epicenter) : U ndje ne Tetove (Maqedoni) (reported through EMSC)
(Montenegro, 82 km NW of epicenter) : Very short... not sur if it was earthquake.... (reported through EMSC)
Baldushk (Albania, 66 km S of epicenter) : N babrru u ndje (reported through EMSC)
Durres (Albania, 62 km SW of epicenter) : oj shqipe a dini me fol shqip o laçi a i Shqipnis je a i Anglis (reported through EMSC)
Durres (Albania, 62 km SW of epicenter) : Nk e ndjeva termetin (reported through EMSC)
Durrës (Albania, 61 km SW of epicenter) : U ndje lekundje e dobet ne durres (reported through EMSC)
Rrashbull (Albania, 59 km SW of epicenter) : Fllw te gjith @abazi_officialNuk u ndje fare ne durres katin e 5 (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : U ndje goxga (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Mendova se ra komshija nga krevati por paska qen termet. Tek zhurm beri dhe u dridh 1 sec.Ps shpresoj mos na bien me termete kshu si ai i nentorit se kemi fjetur 3 muaj si ushtar me tuta dhe cante gati per t dale. (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : O renis o vk (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : RENISI (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Ta blej une mak, se ja vleka edhe per kafaz pllumbash (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Uh ndje ne pithte te arushes na cate kr (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Nji mut u ndje tallni karin (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Felt lying on the beach at plazha Gjeneralit (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Do vdesim të varfër o i qifsha rropt! (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Shes fiat 500 viti 1985, pa letra vetem 5000 leke te rejaTirana (Albania)(54 kmfrom epicenter)T0 23 min➜-1➜ (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : ja paska qir kurven lezhes (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : I shajt nga ropt ai qe ma voto negativisht komentin (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Termeti 2-2 (reported through EMSC)
Kamëz (Albania, 48 km S of epicenter) : Star_registry_albania fito nje ⭐ (reported through EMSC)
Prezë (Albania, 44 km S of epicenter) : Ishalla zbje mo se me trrembet mela (reported through EMSC)
Prezë (Albania, 44 km S of epicenter) : Nuk osht termet osht thjesht 1 tritol i vogel qe plasi ne fush kruj (reported through EMSC)
(Albania, 43 km SE of epicenter) : ne diber ska shku turku ,do iki termeti do çi pickèn e nans (reported through EMSC)
Balldreni i Ri (Albania, 13 km W of epicenter) : U ndije (reported through EMSC)
Balldreni i Ri (Albania, 13 km W of epicenter) : I felt that (reported through EMSC)
Rrëshen (Albania, 8 km SE of epicenter) : Pak sek po e tundi (reported through EMSC)
Përparim (Albania, 84 km S of epicenter) : In Tirana third floor I didn't felt it (reported through EMSC)
Durres (Albania, 62 km SW of epicenter) : Ka dal termeti nprotest kunder klodit big brother (reported through EMSC)
Durrës (Albania, 61 km SW of epicenter) : Nuk u ndi fare (reported through EMSC)
(Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : nuk e ndjevaa (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : sndjeva gjo ropt (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : U ndje karin.... 55 komente per karlliqe (reported through EMSC)
Tirana (Albania, 54 km S of epicenter) : Zot na ruaj (reported through EMSC)
(Montenegro, 51 km W of epicenter) : ulqin u ndje leht (reported through EMSC)
Dajç (Albania, 20 km NW of epicenter) : It is horrible to here that continue . (reported through EMSC)
(Albania, 4 km E of epicenter) : Lëkundje mesatare (reported through EMSC)

Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 51 km N of Tirana, Albania on Saturday, 12 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 10 Nov 1940 01:39
    | 7.8 |
    90km / 56mi
    |
    80 years ago
    |
    702km / 436mi
    | Romania
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    782km / 486mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    855km / 531mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
    94km / 58mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    718km / 446mi
    | Romania
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    933km / 580mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    466km / 290mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    978km / 608mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    689km / 428mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 09 Feb 1948 12:58
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    939km / 584mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 06 Oct 1947 19:55
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    73 years ago
    |
    592km / 368mi
    | Southern Greece
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