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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 34 km south of Korçë, Qarku i Korçës, Albania, on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 at 12:08 am (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 34 km south of Korçë, Qarku i Korçës, Albania, on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 at 12:08 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 34 km south of Korçë, Qarku i Korçës, Albania, on Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 at 12:08 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 160 km depth

22 Apr 21:17 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 9 minutes.
23 Apr 08:00: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 22, 2022 21:08:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Apr 23, 2022 at 12:08 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.5
Depth159.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.33073°N / 20.63281°E (Qarku i Korçës, Albania)
Antipode40.331°S / 159.367°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt18 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (2 mi) WSW of Colonia (Kolonjë District, Korçë) (pop: 7,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Korçë (pop: 58,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) S of Pogradec (Korçë) (pop: 61,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Patos Fshat (Fier) (pop: 22,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) ESE of Patos (Fier) (pop: 60,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) SSE of Elbasan (pop: 100,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) E of Vlorë (pop: 89,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) SSE of Tirana (pop: 374,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) SE of Durres (Durrës) (pop: 122,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (122 mi) SSW of Skopje (Grad Skopje, North Macedonia) (pop: 474,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.5160 kmNear Sofia, Sofia-Capital, BulgariaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (19)

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Skopje (198.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : It was at 23:08  
Tirane (130 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Home in my bed and the building started to shake  
sarajevo (432.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : i was in my room on my bed and then moved to the doorway for cover  
Medugorje, Kanton 10, Föderation Bosnien und Herzegowina (401.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : At a restaurant  
Podgorica (262.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 30-60 s : fear shaking in my home 3rd flat  
Skopje (196.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : pretty light  
sarajevo (432.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : i was in my room on my bed and then moved to the doorway for cover  
Ulcinj 23.12. 5 Sekunden 300m südlich von Barak (222.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Haus wackelt. Mehr als leichtes vibrieren.  
sarajevo (432.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : i was in my room on my bed and then moved to the doorway for cover  
Capurso, BA, Italy (322.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light vibrations  
Tivat (282.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The house was shaking.  
Kotor (282.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lying in bed the bed started shaking  
Sarajevo (432.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Everything moved  
Sofia, Bulgaria (342.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : Hanging objects got swinging  
Albania,Tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tirana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Durres / not felt : God protect???? (reported through our app)  
Lezhe / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
София / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 20, 2022 14:11
6 days ago
2.2

8 km
14 km S of Korçë, Qarku i Korçës, AlbaniaMore
May 19, 2022 12:48
5 weeks ago
2.3

5 km
32 km SW of Korçë, Qarku i Korçës, AlbaniaMore

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