Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Kichevo, 68 km southwest of Skopje, North Macedonia, on Friday, 12 Mar 2021 10:28 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Kichevo, 68 km southwest of Skopje, North Macedonia, on Friday, 12 Mar 2021 10:28 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Mar 21:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
12 Mar 21:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.5. Epicenter location corrected by 8.2 km (5.1 mi) towards ESE.
Update Fri, 12 Mar 2021, 21:36
Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 68 km southwest of Skopje, Macedonia late at night
4.5 quake 12 Mar 10:28 pm (GMT +1)
4.5 quake 12 Mar 10:28 pm (GMT +1)
Just 7 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Skopje, Macedonia. The tremor was recorded late at night on Friday 12 March 2021 at 10:28 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4.
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 11 km from the epicenter, Rostusa (pop. 9,100) 17 km away, and Kicevo (pop. 31,100) 17 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Gostivar (pop. 51,000) located 23 km from the epicenter, Centar Župa (pop. 45,400) 25 km away, Debar (pop. 18,100) 25 km away, Vrapčište (pop. 8,700) 26 km away, and Kamenjane (pop. 15,400) 39 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Skopje (pop. 474,900) located 68 km from the epicenter, and Bitola (pop. 86,500) 78 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Mar 2021 21:28:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 12 Mar 2021 10:28 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.61°N / 20.8°E (Kichevo, North Macedonia)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SSE of Mavrovi Anovi (Mavrovo and Rostuša) (pop: 914) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) E of Rostusa (Rostushe, Mavrovo and Rostuša) (pop: 9,150) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NW of Kicevo (Kichevo) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Gostivar (pop: 51,000) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NE of Centar Župa (Centar Zhupa) (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ENE of Debar (Dibër) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSW of Vrapčište (Vrapchishte) (pop: 8,650) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Kamenjane (Bogovinje) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Skopje (Grad Skopje) (pop: 474,900) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NW of Bitola (pop: 86,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds -3.6°C (26 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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
4.510 kmAlbania, MacedoniaGFZ
4.210 kmREPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIAEMSC
4.210 km125 Km NNW From Florina, MacedoniaNOA
4.210 km8 Km ENE of Rostusa, North MacedoniaUSGS
4.820 kmMacedonia [Land]INGV
4.310 kmAlbania-Macedonia Border RegionNIEP
4.210 kmGostivar / Mazedonien, MacedoniaZAMG

User reports for this quake (169)

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Tetovo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Weak earthquake, like a small wave with duration of max. 2 seconds.. Not scary... Just takes attention what's happened | 6 users found this interesting.  
Gostivar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Started Moderately and lasted a couple of seconds and slowly it faded out | 7 users found this interesting.  
pristina (120.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : i felt this earthquake | 5 users found this interesting.  
Kicevo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : It was really long and felt like it was bigger than the one before (15min before this one) | 5 users found this interesting.  
66.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Few seconds than pause and again few seconds light shaking | 4 users found this interesting.  
Ohrid, North Macedonia (54.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Rocking sideways shaking from north to south and vice versa. Felt it clearly lying in bed. Kept going for a few seconds. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Brvenica Tetovo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : Hard | 3 users found this interesting.  
16.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : shook | 2 users found this interesting.  
70.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Disomfort | 2 users found this interesting.  
Debar (25.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Whilst i was playing a game called “Minecraft” with a few friends and talking to them, the earthquake struck. My desk and chair moved a bit, so did most things in my room.  
Mavrovo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : Scary! | 2 users found this interesting.  
46.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
23.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
55.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
64 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
67.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
67 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
66.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kumanovo (96.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Negotino Gostivar (30.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 1-2 s
85.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Gostivar (22.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s : We are in gods hands no need for additional experience info.  
55.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
46.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Здрма јако кратко ама саглам (reported through our app)  
7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Skopje (65.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
68.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Greshnitsa (12 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
54.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
85.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
67.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
39.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
58.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
68.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
46.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Prilep, Macedonia (69.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
23.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
67.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
10.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
54.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Skopje (65.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
26.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
64.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
82.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
78.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
93 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
17.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
8.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
23.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
68.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
66.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
81.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
65.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
66.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
65.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Skopje (64.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
38.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
70.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
69.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
kichevo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Istanbul buyukcekmece / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
kicevo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
veles / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Gostivar / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Ohrid / not felt
Kacni / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
elbasan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 20-30 s
Bitola / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Kicevo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
BITOLA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Prilep / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III)
skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gostivar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ohrid / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Prilep / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Prilep / Weak shaking (MMI III)
skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gostivar / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
gorno sedllarce / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Tetovo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gostivar / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kicevo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Gostivar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Kicevo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Gostivar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Gostivar / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Durres / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
debar / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Krushevo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Debar Rajcica / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Bitola / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Mogorche / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Bar, Montenegro / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gostivar / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Prilep / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Tetovo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
gostivar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 5-10 s
Bitola / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tetovo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Ohrid / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Rostushe / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Krimska 26 / Weak shaking (MMI III)
KICEVO / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Bitola Macedonia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Negotino / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kichevo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
skopje / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Prizren / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
prilep, north macedonia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dragaš / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Veles / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Maliq / not felt / 1-2 s
Скопје / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Krushevo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Makedonski Brod / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gostivar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Skopje / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tetovo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tetovo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Kavadarci, Macedonia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Gevgelija / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Tetovo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Prizren / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 15-20 s
Tetovo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 1-2 s
Tirana. Albania / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Veles / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Skopje / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Skopje / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Tetova / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Struga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tenovo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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