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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 14 km southwest of Kukës, Qarku i Kukësit, Albania, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 14 km southwest of Kukës, Qarku i Kukësit, Albania, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm (GMT +2) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 14 km southwest of Kukës, Qarku i Kukësit, Albania, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 May 19:16 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
4 May 19:20: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 4.3. Epicenter location corrected by 8.5 km (5.3 mi) towards SSW.
4 May 19:24: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.0. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
4 May 19:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.1. Epicenter location corrected by 7.4 km (4.6 mi) towards ENE.
Update Wed, 4 May 2022, 19:24
Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Kukës, Kukës District, Qarku i Kukësit, Albania
4.3 quake 4 May 9:13 pm (GMT +2)
4.3 quake 4 May 9:13 pm (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred in the evening on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, at 9:13 pm local time near Kukës, Kukës District, Qarku i Kukësit, Albania, as reported by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake.
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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.4. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.0.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Fushë-Arrëz (pop. 2,400) located 17 km from the epicenter, Kukës (pop. 17,800) 21 km away, Dragash (pop. 35,000) 38 km away, and Burela (pop. 15,400) 45 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lezhe (pop. 18,700) located 51 km from the epicenter, Latsch (pop. 24,800) 56 km away, Shkoder (pop. 88,200) 57 km away, Kruje (pop. 21,300) 63 km away, Suva Reka (pop. 72,200) 66 km away, and Tirana (pop. 374,800) 80 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 4, 2022 19:13:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm (GMT +2)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.01°N / 20.28°E (Qarku i Kukësit, Albania)
Antipode42.01°S / 159.72°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) WSW of Kukës (pop: 17,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) W of Dragash (Prizren, Kosovo) (pop: 35,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Burela (Mat District, Dibër) (pop: 15,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SW of Orahovac (Gjakova, Kosovo) (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) S of Decan (Gjakova, Kosovo) (pop: 50,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SW of Suva Reka (Prizren, Kosovo) (pop: 72,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) NE of Latsch (Rrethi i Kurbinit, Lezhë) (pop: 24,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) E of Shkoder (Shkodër) (pop: 88,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) NE of Kruje (Rrethi i Krujës, Durrës) (pop: 21,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Tirana (pop: 374,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 9.3°C (49 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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.
4.110 kmAlbaniaRaspberryShake
4.110 kmAlbaniaGFZ
3.410 kmAlbania [Land]INGV
4.16 kmAlbania: Peshkopi / AlbanienZAMG

User reports for this quake (2)

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Dobra Voda / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short : Very light movement under my chair  
Tirana / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short (reported through our app)
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