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Earthquakes in Albania

In Albania, earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.

87 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Albania since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Albania happened on 11/30/1967 in the Albania region with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
11/26/2019Durres, Thumane, Tirana20 km6.451
09/21/2019Durres10 km5.60
06/01/2019Korce10 km5.20
05/19/2014Belsh6 km5.00
04/16/2007Tirana53 km4.50
06/13/2006Tepelene38 km4.50
07/10/2005Tropoje12 km5.20
09/30/1998Kukes, Peshkopi54 km5.30
01/12/1997Berat, Ura Vajgurore, Gramsh, Cerrik51 km4.70
01/09/1988Tirana, Ulcinj-Bar46 km5.80
04/03/1969Southern 5.51
11/30/1967Albania 6.518
02/09/1967Gjirokastev48 km5.60
03/18/1962Albania 6.015
09/01/1959Albania 6.12


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.
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