Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Mavrovo and Rostuša, 68 km southwest of Skopje, North Macedonia, on Friday, 12 Mar 2021 10:17 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Mavrovo and Rostuša, 68 km southwest of Skopje, North Macedonia, on Friday, 12 Mar 2021 10:17 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Mar 21:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
12 Mar 21:23: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6. Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards ESE.
12 Mar 21:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.4.
Update Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 21:24
Moderate magnitude 4.6 quake hits 68 km southwest of Skopje, Macedonia late at night
4.6 quake 12 Mar 10:17 pm (GMT +1)
4.6 quake 12 Mar 10:17 pm (GMT +1)
Just 7 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Skopje, Macedonia. The tremor was recorded late at night on Friday 12 March 2021 at 10:17 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.9.
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 Mavrovi Anovi (pop. 910) located 4 km from the epicenter, Rostusa (pop. 9,100) 13 km away, and Gostivar (pop. 51,000) 20 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Vrapčište (pop. 8,700) located 22 km from the epicenter, Debar (pop. 18,100) 24 km away, Kicevo (pop. 31,100) 25 km away, Peshkopi (pop. 14,800) 26 km away, Centar Župa (pop. 45,400) 26 km away, and Skopje (pop. 474,900) 68 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tirana (pop. 374,800) located 86 km from the epicenter, and Bitola (pop. 86,500) 87 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Mar 2021 21:17:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 12 Mar 2021 10:17 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.67°N / 20.74°E (Mavrovo and Rostuša, North Macedonia)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) SSW of Mavrovi Anovi (pop: 914) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ENE of Rostusa (Rostushe) (pop: 9,150) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SW of Gostivar (pop: 51,000) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Vrapčište (Vrapchishte) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NE of Debar (Dibër) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NW of Kicevo (Kichevo) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of Piscopeia (Rrethi i Dibrës, Dibër, Albania) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NE of Centar Župa (Centar Zhupa) (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WSW of Skopje (Grad Skopje) (pop: 474,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Prilep (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds -2.8°C (27 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from W
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 kmAlbania, MacedoniaGFZ
4.710 kmREPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIAEMSC
4.210 km132 Km NNW From Florina, MacedoniaNOA
4.610 km9 Km ENE of Rostusa, North MacedoniaUSGS
4.710 kmMacedonia [Land]INGV
4.610 kmAlbania-Macedonia Border RegionNIEP
4.710 kmGostivar / Mazedonien, MacedoniaZAMG

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Vrapciste / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : I was at the 2nd floor meaning that I might have felt it a bit more than the other people but I had to rush downstairs immediately thinking that it'd last longer lol | 7 users found this interesting.  
Mavrovo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Second earthquake tonight. The last one terrified me. The whole house was shaking and the sound was horrific. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Horizontal and long | 6 users found this interesting.  
Kicevo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I felt it, it was a long earthquake maybe 5sec i don't know for sure. | 5 users found this interesting.  
prilep / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s : strongggg Felt in Prilep | 5 users found this interesting.  
Skopje Macedonia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Felt light horizontal shake | 5 users found this interesting.  
Bogovinje / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Heard the noise and it shaked for a bit but then stopped. Probably the direction was far. | 5 users found this interesting.  
tirana Albania (80.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : scary | 4 users found this interesting.  
65.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Very short vibrations | 4 users found this interesting.  
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Sitting on my sofa and two gentle swing motions alerted me . | 4 users found this interesting.  
Tirana, Albania / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed shaking, closet shaking | 4 users found this interesting.  
31.2 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : lightly shook | 3 users found this interesting.  
Macedonia Gostivar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Short time | 3 users found this interesting.  
Prilep / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : morbid | 3 users found this interesting.  
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) : moderate long shake | 3 users found this interesting.  
PRILEP / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : prilep | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tetovo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Ok | 3 users found this interesting.  
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) : was shaking.. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tirana, Albania / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed shaking, closet shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) : moderate long shake | One user found this interesting.  
Montenegro, Cetinje (175.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
64.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
69 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
77.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje (64.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
64.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
45.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
67.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
70.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
129.3 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
101.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Prilep, Macedonia (76.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
64.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
veles (86 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
60.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Prilep (75.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
113.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
64.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
28.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
67.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
62 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
25.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Shtime (89.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje (67.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
72.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
77.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
19.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
18.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Kicevo macedonia (17.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
67.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
76.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Prishtina (114.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
1.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
68.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Prizren (60.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
69.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
86.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
60 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tetovo (34 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Skopje (68 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
62.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
70 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
66.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
70.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Horizontal and long  
Tetovo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Ok  
Veles / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Prishtina / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Gostivar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Tetovo, North Macedonia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Bilisht Devoll Albania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mavrovo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Radika hotel mavrovo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Peshkopi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Mavrovo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Prilep / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Montenegro / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
skopje, macedonia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kercisht / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tetovo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Tetovo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Prizren kosova / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
Tirana Albania / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Prilep Macedonia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Skopje, North Macedonia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mavrovo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Tetovo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
tetovo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Kumanovo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kichevo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Ohrid / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Kicevo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kicevo, apartment on 5th floor / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Bitola Macedonia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
tetovo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Skopje Macedonia / not felt / very short
Gostivar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Kichevo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Peshkopi / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Kicevo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kicevo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Diber, albania / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tetova / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Veles / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tetovo, Macedonia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Struga / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
tetovo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rostushe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kicevo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Tenovo, / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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