2019 Albania earthquake

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2019 Albania earthquake
2019 Albania earthquake is located in Albania
2019 Albania earthquake
UTC time2019-11-26 02:54:12
ISC event616919407
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date26 November 2019
Local time03:54:12 CET
Magnitude6.4 Mw
Depth20.0 km (12.4 mi)
Epicenter41°31′16″N 19°33′32″E / 41.521°N 19.559°E / 41.521; 19.559Coordinates: 41°31′16″N 19°33′32″E / 41.521°N 19.559°E / 41.521; 19.559
TypeThrust
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
TsunamiNo
LandslidesNo
Foreshocks-
AftershocksFour M≥5.0
Casualties51 dead, 3000 injured

Northwestern Albania was struck by a strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake and an epicentre 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west-southwest of Mamurras, at 03:54 CET on 26 November 2019.[1]

The tremor was felt in Albania's capital Tirana, its neighbor country North Macedonia and in places as far away as Taranto, Italy and Belgrade, Serbia[2] some 370 kilometres (230 mi) northeast of the epicentre.

At least 51 people were killed in the earthquake, with 3000 others injured.[3][4] It was the largest to hit Albania in forty years.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Razak, R.; Prifti, A.; Westcott, B.; Picheta, R. (26 November 2019). "At least 23 killed, 325 injured, as 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Albania". CNN World.
  2. "Very Strong earthquake - Albania - November 26, 2019". Earthquake-Report. 26 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. Vila, Janula (29 December 2019). "Shuarja e 51 jetëve, orët e ankthit dhe shpresa për t'i gjetur gjallë, historitë tronditëse të 26 nëntorit, lëkundjet që shuan shumë ëndërra". Dosja. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. "EU Leads International Help to Albania Quake Recovery". Voice of America (VOA). 2 December 2019. Retrieved 2 December 2019.