Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Qarku i Vlorës, 20 km west of Gjirokastër, Albania, on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 1:53 am (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - Qarku i Vlorës, 20 km west of Gjirokastër, Albania, on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 1:53 am (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

19 Dec 00:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
19 Dec 01:04: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 2.0 km (from 0 to 1.2 mi).
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19 Dec 06:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 5.0 km (from 1.2 to 3.1 mi).
Date & time: Dec 19, 2020 00:53:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 1:53 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.07°N / 19.91°E (Qarku i Vlorës, Albania)
Antipode: 40.07°S / 160.09°W
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) ESE of Himare (Vlorë) (pop: 4,600) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) W of Gjirokastër (pop: 23,400) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NW of Delvine (Vlorë) (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNW of Saranda (Rrethi i Sarandës, Vlorë) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Tepelenë (Gjirokastër) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Permet (Rrethi i Përmetit, Gjirokastër) (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) SE of Vlore (Vlorë) (pop: 89,500) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SSE of Patos Fshat (Fier) (pop: 22,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Patos (Fier) (pop: 60,000) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 8.6°C (48 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.15 kmALBANIAEMSC
3.46 kmAlbaniaNOA
4.17.8 km10 Km E of Himarë, AlbaniaUSGS
4.15 kmPiqeras / Albanien, AlbaniaZAMG
3.35 kmAlbaniaNIEP

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vlore / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Sarandë / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Wondered if it was an earthquake, two seconds in length. Slight roll in bed.  
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