Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 26 km north of Shkoder, Albania, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 4:38 am (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 26 km north of Shkoder, Albania, on Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 4:38 am (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Sep 02:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
15 Sep 22:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.7 km (1.7 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: Sep 15, 2021 02:38:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 4:38 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.3°N / 19.5°E (Shkoder, Albania)
Antipode: 42.3°S / 160.5°W
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NNE of Koplik (Shkodër) (pop: 4,080) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SE of Podgorica (Montenegro) (pop: 236,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of Shkoder (Shkodër) (pop: 88,200) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NW of Pukë (Shkodër) (pop: 6,500) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of Decan (Gjakova, Kosovo) (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Laç (Rrethi i Kurbinit, Lezhë) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) NNW of Burela (Mat District, Dibër) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NNW of Kruje (Rrethi i Krujës, Durrës) (pop: 21,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Istok (Kosovo) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NNW of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.2°C (61 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.910 kmAlbania: NW Balkan RegionGFZ
3.410 kmALBANIAEMSC
3.410 kmMontenegro-Albania Border RegionNIEP
3.080 kmAlbania: Boric I Math / AlbanienZAMG

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Tivat (69.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : My bed was shaking.  
Podgorica (25.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mataguži, Podgorica (14.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 2-5 s
Mataguži, Podgorica (16.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : .  
Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës (26.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : Scared  
Koplik, Rrethi i Malësia e Madhe, Shkodër (11.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Ulcinj (46.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Shkoder, Rrethi i Shkodrës (26.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Podgorica / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Herceg Novi, Montenegro / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Dobra voda / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Yes, I felt light shaking  
Cavtat (106.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Herceg novi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Podgorica (25 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Podgorica, Montenegro / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Shengjin (55.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Podgorica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Podgorica / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
city cvart (26.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 2-5 s
Podgorica (24.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Podgorica / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Podgorica (24.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Podgorica / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Short and weak  
Podgorica / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Podgorica / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Podgorica (24.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Weak shaking  
Ada Bojana (48.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Vertical hit  
Podgorica (27.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Podgorica (25 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : In Bed  
Koplik (11.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : kam me ia qi ropt  
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