M6.4 ALBANIA on November 26th 2019 at 02:54 UTC
Last update: 3 January 2020 at 09:54 UTC
An earthquake of magnitude M6.4 hit Albania, 34 km of Tirana in the night of Tuesday, November 26th 2019 at 2h54 UTC (3h54 in local time). Seismological information are available here.
At the time of this report, a lot of buildings are damaged and local authorities report 15 victims. With a foreshock around one hour earlier of magnitude M4.4, a lot of people have left their homes and were outside during the mainshock... and not inside buildings.
More than 31 earthquakes has been recorded in 10 hours and the majority of them has been felt by the population. This sequence is a reminiscent of the one in September where an M5.6 earthquake hit the same region on 2019-09-21 14:04:27 UTC (info) followed by more than 70 aftershocks.
It's interesting to note that 7 hours after this M6.4 earthquake in Albania, some seismic events hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, 300km in the northwest. Allthough they are close, no correlation should be established between them.
Additional information can found on the Twitter moments [link].
Scientific reports are made available by the seismological community:
- Newsletter of Environmental, Disaster and Crises Management Strategies [pdf];
- A preliminary report of researchers from the National Observatory of Athens and the Polytechnic University of Tirana [pdf];
- A short note focus on strong ground motion nearDurres city [docx].
If you have experienced this earthquake, you are invited to answer the online questionnaire. Your testimony will be useful to update the Intensity map here below, where intensities correspond to the effects of the earthquake.
Maps of felt reports
|Map of 3152 felt reports collected for the mainshock.
|Iso contour of felt reports collected for the M6.4 seismic event.
Main Shock Epicenter Location
Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today)
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