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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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Albania by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.

  • Jun 20, 2:57 am
    Magnitude 4.1: 8 km east-northeast of Megalópoli, Greece at a depth of 10 km.

Earthquakes in Albania since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Albania happened on 11/30/1967 in the region Albania 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. Several data have been summarized and translated.
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