Earthquake Info: Moderate Mag. 4.0 Earthquake – 10.7 km west of Elbasan, Albania on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2:54 p.m. (GMT +2)
Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.0 at 10 km depth
October 9 12:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 2 minutes.
9 October 13:01: Epicenter location corrected 1.1 km (0.7 mi) to S.
Updated Sun Oct 9 2022, 1:12 PM
A moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits 11 km northwest of Elbasan, Albania in the early afternoon
Magnitude 4.0 earthquake 10.7 km west of Elbasan, Albania, October 9, 2022 at 2:54 p.m. (GMT +2)
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake occurred in the early afternoon of Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2:54 p.m. local time near Elbasan, Qarku i Elbasanit, Albania, as reported by the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the earthquake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies release their report.
A second report was later released by the RaspberryShake Citizen Seismograph Network, which also listed it as a magnitude 4.0 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same earthquake include the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) with magnitude 3.4 and the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) with magnitude 3.6.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many people as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Krrabë (pop. 1,200) located 8 km from the epicenter, Elbasan (pop. 100,900) at 11 km, Cërrik (pop. 14,300) at 12 km, Tirana (pop. 374,800) at 24 km, and Lushnje (pop. 41,500) at 31 km.
Other towns near the epicenter where the quake could have been felt as a very weak tremor include Kavajë (pop. 29,400) located 34 km from the epicenter, Petrolia (pop. 18,200) 38 km away, Kruje (pop. 21,300) 43 km away, Durres (pop. 122,000) 47 km away and Patos (pop. 60,000) 58 km away.
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|3.4||6km||Albania: 116 km WNW of Krystallopigi||PNA|
|3.6||10 kilometers||Albania: Peqin / Albanian||ZAMG|
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