Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Herceg Novi, 57 km west of Podgorica, Montenegro, on 26 Jun 1:18 am (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Herceg Novi, 57 km west of Podgorica, Montenegro, on 26 Jun 1:18 am (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jun 23:20 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
25 Jun 23:21: Now using data updates from GFZ
25 Jun 23:25: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.7. Epicenter location corrected by 5 km (3.1 mi) towards ENE.
Update Fri, 25 Jun 2021, 23:27
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 7 km northeast of Herceg Novi, Montenegro
4.7 quake 26 Jun 1:18 am (GMT +2)
4.7 quake 26 Jun 1:18 am (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early morning on Saturday 26 June 2021 at 1:18 am local time near Herceg Novi, Herceg - Novi, Montenegro, 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 National Observatory of Athens (NOA) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 Herceg Novi (pop. 19,500) located 7 km from the epicenter, Igalo (pop. 3,800) 8 km away, Tivat (pop. 6,300) 13 km away, Dobrota (pop. 5,400) 17 km away, and Kotor (pop. 5,300) 19 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Trebinje (pop. 33,200) located 29 km from the epicenter, Bileća (pop. 13,300) 42 km away, Nikšić (pop. 58,200) 42 km away, and Podgorica (pop. 136,500) 57 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Shkodër (pop. 88,200) located 92 km from the epicenter.
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: Jun 25, 2021 23:18:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 26 Jun 1:18 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.51°N / 18.57°E (Herceg Novi, Montenegro)
Antipode: 42.51°S / 161.43°W
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NNE of Herceg Novi (Herceg - Novi) (pop: 19,500) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NW of Tivat (pop: 6,280) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Kotor (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SE of Trebinje (Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina) (pop: 33,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ESE of Ragusavecchia (Raguseo-Narentana, Croatia) (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Bileća (Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SW of Nikšić (Opština Nikšić) (pop: 58,200) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) W of Podgorica (pop: 236,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NW of Ulcinj (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Shkoder (Shkodër, Albania) (pop: 88,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 23.5°C (74 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
4.710 kmMontenegro: NW Balkan RegionGFZ
4.510 kmMONTENEGROEMSC
4.294 kmCroatia: 280 Km NNW From OthonoiNOA
4.710 kmMontenegro [Land]INGV
4.310 kmMontenegroUSGS
4.710 kmCroatia-Bosnia-Montenegro Border RegionNIEP
4.510 kmHercegnovi / MontenegroZAMG

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Igalo, Herceg Novi (7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Herceg Novi. 10 min ago I suddenly wake up because of vibration, noise and tremors. Irt was quite scarry... we are having a vocation in Montenegro with four our children. | 6 users found this interesting.  
  • I was playing XBOX and only in a moment I heard a roar and an earthquake that lasted 4-5 seconds. When I looked above me I saw the supporting pillar of the house moving
herceg novi (6.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : dishes in the dishwasher rammbling. woke up the wife. I was standing at the time. gave me a scare, have 3 kids sleeping. dident wake up. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Promajna, Croatia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : It was my first earthquake, so it's very strange filling. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Budva (33.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : there was a sound first then 5 seconds layer the bed started to shake. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Dubrovnik / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Very brief. Loud sound like a car passing but it was clearly an earthquake because the house shook and rattled simultaneously. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tivat / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : It woke me up. Still not sure if i dreamt it, so i came on here to see if it was just a dream. It felt like the ground was shaking. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Igalo, Herceg Novi (8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : We were sleeping when it started, entire bed and house was shaking. It was pretty scary and lasted for about 10 or more seconds. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tivat (11.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : At first 1 or 2 seconds more intense shacking then some mild shaking. Probably only felt because i was completely still laying in bed. Total shake time cca. 10 seconds | 2 users found this interesting.  
Budva (33.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : we woke up from the fact that the bed and wardrobe were staggering | 3 users found this interesting.  
Dubrovnik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I lived thru many earthquakes(up to 7.2)but this is the first time I heard it before it hit my building.I heard probably 2-3 seconds of low rumbling vibrations(like huge truck)before it hit my building.I hate earthquakes and love science.Go science.Good l | 2 users found this interesting.  
  • Felt that shake too. Wake uo because bed was vibrating, I'm in Dubrovnik too
Igalo, Herceg Novi (7.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Was woken up... it felt strong and short, lasting about 3 seconds.... because of the mountain range surrounding Herceg-Novi and Igalo where I was it felt quite loud too. | One user found this interesting.  
Budva / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : In 5th floor, felt building shaking and swaying for 5-10 seconds. Woke up out of a deep sleep. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Bečići (35.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Shaking of the floor on a terrase of around 2 seconds. After a few seconds, the same was repeated. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dubrovnik (40.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Felt like a truck passing by, then I noticed a few things falling from shelves in my kitchen | 2 users found this interesting.  
Budva (34.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : i tought a truck hit the hotel Iberostar Bellevue! | 2 users found this interesting.  
Suscepan / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : I was playing XBOX and only in a moment I heard a roar and an earthquake that lasted 4-5 seconds. When I looked above me I saw the supporting pillar of the house moving. | One user found this interesting.  
Dubrovnik / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Wake up because I heard the bed vibrating, didn't know was that but searching I arrive to this page. It's been pretty scaring | One user found this interesting.  
Tivat (13.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : I woke up and got scared, because I didn't understand that was going on. It was like I was on a train or on a plane in a turbulence zone. It was a short thing, for 10 or so seconds.  
Njivice (9.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Both my wife and me woke up because of a quite discernable roar. It felt like we were on a boat floating on waves, although no things fell on the floor, nothing got broken.  
Igalo, Herceg Novi (7.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : 3-4 секунды потрясло . Ничего не падало но вибрация была сильная . Немного испугались . Был один толчок . Больше не повторялись  
Trebinje, Srpska (28.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : It woke us up. It lasted for several seconds after it woke us up. It was very scary, we were not sure if it will stop or continue. The things in the house moved, the glass fell down from the table and cracked.  
Igalo, Herceg Novi (12.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : I was sleeping as I woke up and didn‘t know what was happening. I couldn‘t see anything, I just felt „heavy“ vibrating and a very loud Sound. I Never knew how an earthquake feels like but know I know. It‘s scary.  
Igalo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Very strong | 2 users found this interesting.  
Budva / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Vibrare il letto e muoversi le ante dell'armadio | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kotor / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : I feel it , blue Kotor bay hotel | 2 users found this interesting.  
Risan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Shook windows, audible movement of objects. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dubrovnik / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Shaking like a freight train | 2 users found this interesting.  
Rafailovici (36.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Ich lag im Bett und es hat angefangen zu wackeln. | One user found this interesting.  
Herceg Novi (6.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : slightly frightening | One user found this interesting.  
Kamenari, Herzeg-Novi (5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Vibration inside the house for more than 5 seconds. Sleepers awoke | One user found this interesting.  
Herceg Novi (6.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : felt like a truck hitting a wall | One user found this interesting.  
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