Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Qarku i Dibrës, 23 km northeast of Tirana, Albania, on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 4:04 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Qarku i Dibrës, 23 km northeast of Tirana, Albania, on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 4:04 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Sep 14:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
21 Sep 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0.
Date & time: Sep 21, 2021 14:04:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 4:04 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.49°N / 19.98°E (Qarku i Dibrës, Albania)
Antipode: 41.49°S / 160.02°W
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) WSW of Klos (Dibër) (pop: 683) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) S of Burela (Mat District, Dibër) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) E of Kruje (Rrethi i Krujës, Durrës) (pop: 21,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NE of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SE of Latsch (Rrethi i Kurbinit, Lezhë) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Piscopeia (Rrethi i Dibrës, Dibër) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Durres (Durrës) (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSE of Podgorica (Montenegro) (pop: 236,900) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) WSW of Skopje (Grad Skopje, North Macedonia) (pop: 474,900) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SW of Prishtina (Pristina, Kosovo) (pop: 550,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 22.2°C (72 F), humidity: 39%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.010 kmAlbaniaGFZ
3.910 kmALBANIAEMSC
4.010 km11 Km ESE of Krujë, AlbaniaUSGS
3.714 kmAlbania-Macedonia Border RegionNIEP
3.910 kmAlbania: Fushe-Bulqize / AlbanienZAMG

User reports for this quake (60)

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Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Some stuff was vibrating without air. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Tirana (22.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Tirana, Albania | 2 users found this interesting.  
home/Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) : i cant relly describe it Sorry. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tirana (21.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Ligth shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
4th floor of a school (26 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Rumbling sound, slight rolling | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) : a shake, my parents thought it was the wind, this stuff happened in the exact day 2 years ago LMFAO deja vu | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana (21.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : Weak shake as the building mover back and forth. | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Hu | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s : Shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana (26.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Tirana (25 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I didn't feel it personally but my wife called and told me about it. She felt a short tremor.  
Tirana (24.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Vorë, Tirana District, Tirana (29 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Kamëz, Tirana District, Tirana (21.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tirana (22.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Tirana (23.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tirana (21 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Tirana (24.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Tirana (22.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Tirana (21.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tirana (22.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Skopje / not felt
Tirana Albania (23.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Tirane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Spitali American 2 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Tirana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Lärm, kleiner Ausfallschritt und leicht wackelnde Hängematte  
Tirana (23.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tirana (36 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Tirana (24.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Tirana, Zogu i Zi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tirana / not felt : I slept.  
Tirana, Albania (23.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Tirana / not felt
Tirana (21.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Light shaking for 3-5 seconds. Just furnitures light shaking  
Tirana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Tirana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Tirana, Albania / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Tirana (21.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s
Durres / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
tirane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Tirana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short
Tirana (24 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Elbasan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Tirana (21.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Tirana (24.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Tirana (22.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / very short
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