Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Qarku i Lezhës, Albania, on Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 10:13 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Qarku i Lezhës, Albania, on Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 10:13 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Oct 20:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
17 Oct 20:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.5. Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Oct 17, 2021 20:13:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 10:13 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.8°N / 19.66°E (Qarku i Lezhës, Albania)
Antipode: 41.8°S / 160.34°W
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Lezhe (Rrethi i Lezhës) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) W of Resenis (Rrethi i Mirditës, Lezhë) (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NNW of Latsch (Rrethi i Kurbinit, Lezhë) (pop: 24,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SW of Pukë (Shkodër) (pop: 6,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Kruje (Rrethi i Krujës, Durrës) (pop: 21,300) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NW of Burela (Mat District, Dibër) (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) N of Fushë-Krujë (Rrethi i Krujës, Durrës) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NNW of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNE of Durres (Durrës) (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) N of Kavajë (Tirana) (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 13.1°C (56 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from ENE
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) | 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
4.510 kmAlbaniaGFZ
4.810 kmALBANIAEMSC
4.327 kmAlbania: 189 Km NW From FlorinaNOA
4.410 km1 Km ESE of Lezhë, AlbaniaUSGS
4.720 kmCosta Albanese Settentrionale (ALBANIA)INGV
4.810 kmAlbaniaNIEP
4.810 kmAlbania: Milot / AlbanienZAMG

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Budva (86.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Gentle shake, almost a soft rocking. Just for 10 seconds or so. Location: 4th floor apartment, central Budva | 5 users found this interesting.  
Tirana, albania / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Table and chairs I am at started swaying back amd forth, the table much more so as it doesn’t have my weight on it and is long. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Bar (55.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Light shaking. I was in bad and it started shaking | 4 users found this interesting.  
Herseg Novi, Montenegro , Europe, balkans. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : І was in Montenegro , Hersey novi City, in the bad and I read in iPad , suddenly I felt bump . It was first time in my life, but I thought it is earthquake because I know that here it is sometimes. I was not scared. | 3 users found this interesting.  
gjiri i Lalzit, Albania (33.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : The floor was moving slightly. I thought if it could be a washing machine tumbling downstairs but it was different. Just a couple of seconds. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tirana, Albania / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : we were wondering where the move came from. It was not terryfing but strange. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Tirana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I felt stuff rattling | 3 users found this interesting.  
Lezha (2.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : it was a strong shake for about 15- 20 seconds | 2 users found this interesting.  
tirana (59.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i was watching a movie ... | 2 users found this interesting.  
Albania (22.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 1-2 s : I was in my bedroom and I felt a very strong and short earthquake | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tirana (55.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : light shaking | 2 users found this interesting.  
Petrovac, Montenegro / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Ich befand mich zu dem Zeitpunkt im 4, Stock und im Bett. Kurz habe ich durch ein Geräusch gedacht, dass jemand in der Wohnung unter mir Möbel rückt, dann habe ich das Erzittern des Gebäude gespürt und daraufhin vermutet, dass es sich um ein Erdbeben | One user found this interesting.  
tirana (56.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Felt the chair I was sitting on shake side ti side fir very short periode. Noticed the water in the lake have ripples on the surface.  
Lezhe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : We are gonna die | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : WOrk table was shaking and my chair seemed unstable. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tirana / not felt : i didnt feel it, but my friends did | 2 users found this interesting.  
Fushe Kruje / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Big shake. For 10 seconds | 2 users found this interesting.  
Tivat / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s | 2 users found this interesting.
Tale, in the shower (12.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Didn | One user found this interesting.  
Shodrera (33.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Wea Weak earthquake preaty chill | One user found this interesting.  
Barbullush, Albania (16.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : going outside | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana (61.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed shook for about 2 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana (53.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Terrible! | One user found this interesting.  
SHKODER (8.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : HOME | One user found this interesting.  
kamez (43.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Lite room shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana (43.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : was sitting | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana, Albania (56.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : i got scared | One user found this interesting.  
Tirana ju (54.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Some vibrations and light shakes | One user found this interesting.  
City Kvart, Podgorica / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : I was in the bed, on the 5th floor. It felt like someone is swinging the bed. It lasted up to 30 seconds. I remember it took some time until it stopped.  
Tirana, albania / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Table and chairs I am at started swaying back amd forth, the table much more so as it doesn’t have my weight on it and is long.  
Ulcinj / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Temblor en el suelo, y movimiento de las puertas del armario | One user found this interesting.  
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