Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Durres, 38 km northwest of Tirana, Albania, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 3:32 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Durres, 38 km northwest of Tirana, Albania, on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 3:32 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jan 14:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Update Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 14:42
Light magnitude 4.4 quake hits 38 km northwest of Tirana, Albania early afternoon
4.4 quake 26 Jan 3:32 pm (GMT +1)
4.4 quake 26 Jan 3:32 pm (GMT +1)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early afternoon on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 3:32 pm local time near Tirana, Tirana District, Albania, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mamurras (pop. 8,300) located 18 km from the epicenter, Laç (pop. 24,800) 21 km away, Durrës (pop. 122,000) 26 km away, Krujë (pop. 21,300) 27 km away, Tirana (pop. 374,800) 38 km away, Rrëshen (pop. 10,100) 40 km away, Kavajë (pop. 29,400) 42 km away, and Burrel (pop. 15,400) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Peqin (pop. 7,500) located 61 km from the epicenter, Bulqizë (pop. 11,200) 62 km away, Pukë (pop. 6,500) 64 km away, Lushnjë (pop. 41,500) 71 km away, Koplik (pop. 4,100) 73 km away, and Podgorica (pop. 136,500) 100 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 14:32:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 3:32 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.56°N / 19.48°E (Durres, Albania)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) W of Mamurras (Kurbin District, Lezhë) (pop: 8,280) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Laç (Rrethi i Kurbinit, Lezhë) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NNW of Shijak (Rrethi i Durrësit) (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of Durres (Durrës) (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Krujë (Durrës) (pop: 21,300) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) SSW of Lezhë (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NW of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) N of Kavajë (Tirana) (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) W of Burrel (Mat District, Dibër) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Podgorica (Montenegro) (pop: 136,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 7°C (45 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.410 kmAlbaniaGFZ
3.819 kmALBANIAEMSC
3.815 kmAlbaniaNIEP
3.819 kmKep I Rodonit / Albanien, AlbaniaZAMG
4.55.3 km19 Km WSW of Mamurras, AlbaniaUSGS

User reports for this quake (15)

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did not feel it (453.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
32.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : South of Durres, 7th floor, very weak shaking.
Durres / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Skopje, Macedonia (169.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
40 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
35.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
36.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
23.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Durres, Albania / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 15-20 s
Durres, vollga / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Durres / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
24.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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