M 6.4 in Albania on 26 Nov 2019 02:54 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 1195054
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.4M
Glide number: EQ-2019-000157-ALB
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
Inserted at: 26 Nov 2019 05:02 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.2 (Albania)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Albania= 4.2; Serbia= 3.8; The Republic of North Macedonia= 3.7


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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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Albania - Earthquake update (ECHO 29 Nov 2019)Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:04

  • According to media reports, the number of victims following Tuesday's earthquake has increased to 46.
  • Search and rescue operations have been called off in Thumanë but teams continue to search for missing people in Durrës, including teams from Italy, Romania, France, Serbia and Croatia. 
  • Aftershocks are continuing in the affected area. On 28 November at 23.00 UTC, a 4.6 M earthquake struck Durrës.
  • The Albanian authorities issued an additional request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism on 28 November for in-kind assistance and structural engineers.
  • 6 maps have produced of affected areas via the EU’s Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service, to assist the authorities in assessing damaged areas.
Albania - Earthquake update (ECHO 27 Nov 2019)Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:00

  • According to reports from the Albanian Ministry of Defence, at least 21 people have died in Durrës City and Thumanë Town following the 6.4 M earthquake on 26 November. More than 600 people are injured and 1,200 others were evacuated in Thumanë, Tiranë, Durrës, Krujë and Lezhë. Hundreds of buildings have partially or completely collapsed. 
  • Search and rescue operations are ongoing. Albanian Red Cross staff and volunteers are working alongside government response teams, to assist the affected population. 
  • The EU's Copernicus emergency satelite mapping service was activated at the request of the Albanian authorities on 26 November.
  • Following Albania's request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Greece, Italy and Romania have sent medium urban search and rescue (MUSAR) teams. 11 other member and participating countries offered MUSAR teams in response to the Albanian request. 
  • France, Croatia, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Israel have sent assistance to Albania on a bilateral basis.
  • An EU Civil Protection Team of 6 experts will deploy to Albania on 27 November. 2 ERCC liaison officers arrived in coutnry on 26 November and 2 UNDAC experts will be associated to the EU mission.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (81), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),