M 6.4 in Albania on 26 Nov 2019 02:54 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.4M
Depth: 20 Km
Lat/Lon: 41.5205 , 19.5591
Event Date: 26 Nov 2019 02:54 UTC
26 Nov 2019 03:54 Local
Exposed Population: 140000 people in MMI VIII
2600000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70006d0m
Inserted at: 26 Nov 2019 05:02 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.2 (Albania)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Albania= 4.2; Serbia= 3.8; The Republic of North Macedonia= 3.7

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.9 0 1.9
us70006d0m Scaled population (raster) 5.25 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.89      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1280631 1.7 26 Nov 2019 02:54 6.4M, 10km 7.87 610 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 0.1m (at 00:15) 00:21 NEIC
1280640 1.9 26 Nov 2019 02:54 6.4M, 20km 8.28 830 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 02:08 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Albania ,of Durres (population 242,500) . The alertlevel for this event is ORANGE

Intensity Population
140000 people
680000 people
870000 people
1.9 million people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 1.6 1280631 41.421/19.484 6.4 10.0 7.652 26 Nov 2019 03:23 00:29 (new episode)
2 1.7 1280640 41.421/19.484 6.4 10.0 7.874 26 Nov 2019 03:33 00:38 (new episode)
3 1.8 1280640 41.52/19.559 6.4 20.0 7.955 26 Nov 2019 03:46 00:52 (upd of #2)
4 1.7 1280640 41.52/19.559 6.4 20.0 7.862 26 Nov 2019 05:02 02:08 (upd of #3)
5 1.8 1280640 41.52/19.559 6.4 20.0 8.058 27 Nov 2019 03:00 1d 00:06 (upd of #4)
6 1.9 1280640 41.511/19.515 6.4 20.0 8.279 28 Nov 2019 05:28 2d 02:34 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Durres Albania 86000 people
Kruje Albania 22000 people
Durres Albania 130000 people
Kruje Albania 73000 people
Tirane Albania 410000 people
Lezhe Albania 15000 people
Durres Albania 23000 people
Kruje Albania 21000 people
Tirane Albania 350000 people
Lezhe Albania 49000 people
Mat Albania 42000 people
Mirdite Albania 17000 people
Shkoder Albania 52000 people
Montenegro Montenegro 6400 people
Elbasan Albania 170000 people
Puke Albania <1000 people
Lushnje Albania 110000 people
Fier Albania 170000 people
Berat Albania 110000 people
Vlore Albania 89000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Lalëz Albania Village - 2 km
Kuratën Albania Village - 4 km
Jubë Albania Village - 13 km
Fushë-Kuqe Albania Village - 15 km
Shetaj Albania Village - 6 km
Kep i Rodonit Albania Village - 7 km
Mamuras Albania Village - 13 km
Radë Albania Village - 13 km
Burizanë Albania Village - 14 km
Zhej Albania Village - 14 km
Fushë-Krujë Albania Village 9400 people 14 km
Vorë Albania Village 4100 people 16 km
Shijak Albania Village 14000 people 19 km
Marikaj Albania Village - 19 km
Shënkoll Albania Village - 21 km
Durrës Albania Major city 110000 people 23 km
Ishull-Lezhë Albania Village - 27 km
Rromanat Albania Village - 28 km
Ndroq Albania Village - 31 km
Qerret Albania Village - 36 km
Kavajë Albania City 27000 people 37 km
Synej Albania Village - 38 km
Luz i Madh Albania Village - 46 km
Gjonëm Albania Village - 17 km
Krujë Albania City 19000 people 20 km
Laç Albania City 23000 people 20 km
Zgërdhesh Albania Village - 22 km
Milot Albania Village 2100 people 23 km
Zejmen Albania Village - 24 km
Babrrujë Albania Village - 30 km
Lezhë Albania City 16000 people 31 km
Tiranë Albania Capital 360000 people 31 km
Baz Albania Village - 32 km
Ulëz Albania Village - 33 km
Shëngjin Albania Village 2400 people 33 km
Rubik Albania Village 2300 people 34 km
Sauk Albania Village - 34 km
Komësi Albania Village - 35 km
Helmas Albania Village - 37 km
Kallmet i Madh Albania Village - 37 km
Rrëshen Albania Village 9100 people 38 km
Gurrë e Madhe Albania Village - 38 km
Burrel Albania City 15000 people 40 km
Prosek Albania Village - 41 km
Velipojë Albania Village - 41 km
Baldushk Albania Village - 41 km
Perlat Albania Village - 41 km
Troshan Albania Village - 41 km
Sveti Nikola Montenegro Village - 43 km
Guri i Bardhë Albania Village - 43 km
Klos Albania Village <1000 people 45 km
Lekaj Albania Village - 45 km
Baba Albania Village - 45 km
Barbullush Albania Village - 46 km
Lis Albania Village - 46 km
Ibë Albania Village - 46 km
Kaziaj Albania Village - 47 km
Ranxë Albania Village - 48 km
Gosë Albania Village - 48 km
Krrabë Albania Village - 48 km
Macukull Albania Village - 48 km
Vig Albania Village - 48 km
Hajmel Albania Village - 48 km
Trush Albania Village - 50 km
Bushat Albania Village - 51 km
Rogozhinë Albania Village 5100 people 52 km
Çermë-Proshkë Albania Village - 54 km
Peqin Albania City 7400 people 54 km
Biçukas Albania Village - 54 km
Bishqem Albania Village - 56 km
Oblikë e Madhe Albania Village - 56 km
Vladimir Montenegro Village - 57 km
Divjakë Albania City - 58 km
Kçirë Albania Village - 60 km
Bradashesh Albania Village - 60 km
Vidhas Albania Village - 61 km
Elbasan Albania City 100000 people 63 km
Hysgjokaj Albania Village - 64 km
Cërrik Albania City 13000 people 64 km
Lushnjë Albania City 37000 people 66 km
Belsh Albania Village - 66 km
Kryekuq Albania Village - 67 km
Shtërmen Albania Village - 70 km
Karbunarë e Vogël Albania Village - 70 km
Këmishtaj Albania Village - 72 km
Rusaman Albania Village - 75 km
Libofshë Albania Village - 76 km
Dëshiran Albania Village - 78 km
Kolonjë Albania Village - 78 km
Seman Albania Village - 80 km
Drenovicë Albania Village - 84 km
Topojë Albania Village - 84 km
Stalin Albania City - 85 km
Kutalli Albania Village - 85 km
Mbrostar Albania Village - 86 km
Dermenas Albania Village - 87 km
Kuçovë Albania Village 17000 people 87 km
Strumë Albania Village - 87 km
Fier Albania City 60000 people 88 km
Ura Vajgurore Albania Village - 88 km
Perondi Albania Village - 88 km
Roskovec Albania Village 6300 people 88 km
Lapardha Albania Village - 91 km
Kurjan Albania Village - 92 km
Podgorica Montenegro Village - 93 km
Levan Albania Village - 94 km
Dukas Albania Village - 94 km
Patos Albania City 22000 people 96 km
Berat Albania City 46000 people 96 km
Kreshpan Albania Village - 98 km
Bishan Albania Village - 99 km
Novoselë Albania Village - 99 km
Uznovë Albania Village - 99 km
Trevllazër Albania Village - 105 km
Panaja Albania Village - 110 km
Nartë Albania Village - 115 km
Vlorë Albania City 84000 people 117 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Tirane Rinas TIA 21 Civ. Paved Yes 9000
30480 0
Gramsh 99 0
Elbasan / Cerrik 107 0
Berat / Stalin 34 0
Mifol 11 0
Vlora 3 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Durres ALDRZ Albania
Shengjin ALSHG Albania
Skele E Vlores Albania

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Shkopet Mati 1962
Ulza Mati 1967

More information

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