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Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 6 km NNW of Orikum, Albania on January 09, 2023 02:50:39

Last Updated: 2023-03-20 06:03:02

On January 09, 2023 02:50:39 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 6 km NNW of Orikum, Albania. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 15.967 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 19.448ยฐ and latitude 40.377ยฐ. According to documented reports 4 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 09, 2023 02:50:39 had a magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Bashkia Vlorรซ in Vlorรซ County, Albania, located 5 kilometers or 3 miles โ†— NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Orikum (Vlorรซ County, Albania) located 6 km (3 mi) โ†˜ SE and Vlorรซ (Vlorรซ County, Albania) located 10 km (6 mi) โ†‘ N of the epicenter.

In total, we found 66 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
5 km (3 mi) โ†— NE Bashkia Vlorรซ Vlorรซ County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
6 km (3 mi) โ†˜ SE Orikum Vlorรซ County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
10 km (6 mi) โ†‘ N Vlorรซ Vlorรซ County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
18 km (11 mi) โ†— NE Bashkia Selenicรซ Vlorรซ County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
23 km (14 mi) โ†‘ N Selenicรซ Vlorรซ County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
34 km (21 mi) โ†‘ N Patos Fshat Fier County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Bashkia Patos Fier County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Patos Fier County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
39 km (24 mi) โ†‘ N Bashkia Fier Fier County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
39 km (24 mi) โ†‘ N Fier-ร‡ifรงi Fier County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
39 km (24 mi) โ†‘ N Fier Fier County ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania
85 km (53 mi) โ†™ SW Otranto Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
89 km (55 mi) โ†™ SW Casamassella Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
90 km (56 mi) โ†™ SW Uggiano la Chiesa Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
90 km (56 mi) โ†™ SW Giurdignano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
92 km (57 mi) โ†™ SW Minervino di Lecce Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
92 km (57 mi) โ†™ SW Santa Cesarea Terme Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
92 km (57 mi) โ†™ SW Borgagne Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
92 km (57 mi) โ†™ SW Cerfignano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
94 km (58 mi) โ†™ SW Palmariggi Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
94 km (58 mi) โ†™ SW Melendugno Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
94 km (58 mi) โ†™ SW Cannole Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
95 km (59 mi) โ†™ SW Serrano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
95 km (59 mi) โ†™ SW Vitigliano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
96 km (59 mi) โ†™ SW Bagnolo del Salento Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
96 km (59 mi) โ†™ SW Castro Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
96 km (60 mi) โ†™ SW Giuggianello Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
96 km (59 mi) โ†™ SW Carpignano Salentino Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
97 km (60 mi) โ†™ SW Vignacastrisi Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
97 km (60 mi) โ†™ SW Poggiardo Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
97 km (60 mi) โ†™ SW Ortelle Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
97 km (60 mi) โ†™ SW Vernole Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
98 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Diso Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
98 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Marittima Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
98 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Sanarica Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
99 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Strudร  Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
99 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Muro Leccese Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
99 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Martano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
99 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Cursi Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
100 km (62 mi) โ†™ SW Castrignano De' Greci Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
100 km (62 mi) โ†™ SW Spongano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
100 km (62 mi) โ†™ SW Andrano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
101 km (62 mi) โ†™ SW San Cassiano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
101 km (63 mi) โ†™ SW Botrugno Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
101 km (62 mi) โ†™ SW Surano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
101 km (63 mi) โ†™ SW Maglie Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
101 km (62 mi) โ†™ SW Melpignano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
102 km (63 mi) โ†™ SW Nociglia Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
102 km (63 mi) โ†™ SW Scorrano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
103 km (64 mi) โ†™ SW Depressa Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
103 km (64 mi) โ†™ SW Castiglione Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
105 km (65 mi) โ†™ SW Tricase Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
105 km (65 mi) โ†™ SW Montesano Salentino Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
106 km (65 mi) โ†™ SW Tiggiano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
106 km (66 mi) โ†™ SW Corsano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
107 km (66 mi) โ†™ SW Lucugnano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
107 km (66 mi) โ†™ SW Miggiano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
108 km (67 mi) โ†™ SW Alessano Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
109 km (68 mi) โ†™ SW Montesardo Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
109 km (67 mi) โ†™ SW Specchia Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
109 km (67 mi) โ†™ SW Gagliano del Capo Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
111 km (69 mi) โ†™ SW Castrignano del Capo Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
111 km (69 mi) โ†™ SW Patรน Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
112 km (70 mi) โ†™ SW Leuca Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
113 km (70 mi) โ†™ SW Salve Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
113 km (70 mi) โ†™ SW Morciano di Leuca Apulia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 4 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
12 km (7 mi) โ†– NW Vlora Other 98.0 MW
99 km (61 mi) โ†™ SW Piccolo Carlo Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
104 km (64 mi) โ†™ SW Viniamari Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
108 km (67 mi) โ†™ SW Alessano Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 2 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 6 km NNW of Orikum, Albania on January 09, 2023 02:50:39. These types were Solar power plants, Other power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 6 km NNW of Orikum, Albania on January 09, 2023 02:50:39
Date and Time
2023-01-09 02:50:39 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
15.967 km
Reports
4 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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