M 5.6 in Albania on 21 Sep 2019 14:04 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1188263
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Glide number: EQ-2019-000114-ALB
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 41.3807 , 19.4543
Event Date: 21 Sep 2019 14:04 UTC
21 Sep 2019 16:04 Local
Exposed Population: 2540000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 21 Sep 2019 16:08 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.2 (Albania)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Albania= 4.2; The Republic of North Macedonia= 3.7


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GDACS score
NEIC 1.5 1.5
us60005lrf Scaled population (raster) 4.46  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.89  
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Albania - Earthquake (ECHO 23 Sep 2019)Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:08

  • Following the earthquake of magnitude 5.6 that occurred in Durres County (central coastal Albania), on 21 September, damage has been reported across central Albania. After the main event, at least 30 aftershocks have been felt in the area.
  • As of 23 September, there are at least 80 people injured, while approximately 375 buildings have been reportedly damaged (187 in Tirana County, 188 in Durres County). National authorities have set up evacuation camps to assist the affected population.
  • The EU Delegation in Albania is in touch with the national authorities and the ERCC continues to monitor the situation.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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02/Oct/2019 05:24 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),