Important historic earthquakes in Albania

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Albania Oct 20 19:59 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Albania Oct 20 19:58 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Albania Oct 05 16:50 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Albania Sep 30 11:10 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Albania Sep 28 21:33 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sarande - Moderate shaking
  • Himare - Light shaking
  • USGS Sarande, Albania Sep 28 21:33 3.3 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Himare, Albania Sep 18 16:47 4.3 16 MAP I Felt It
  • Sarande - 2 sec.
  • GEOFON Albania Sep 18 16:47 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Sep 18 16:47 4.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Albania Sep 14 14:39 3.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Sep 06 09:31 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Albania Sep 05 07:35 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jul 23 23:41 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jul 12 22:19 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Jul 10 02:39 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ohrid - very weak shaking
  • Kefalonia - Light shaking
  • Sami, Kefalonia - midden in de nacht, bijna kwart voor drie op de wekker schudde het dak van het huis licht, alsof er een vrachtwagen voorbij denderde. Duurde een paar seconden, maximaal 5.
  • GEOFON Albania Jul 08 20:52 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Ohrid - Het duurde maar even, maar als je dit niet eerder hebt meegemaakt schrik je erg. Duurde drie seconden. De beving van elf uur was heftiger als die van uur daarvoor.
  • GEOFON Albania Jul 08 19:31 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jul 07 22:54 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jul 07 22:04 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jul 07 05:18 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Albania Jul 06 23:07 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jul 06 09:12 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Ohrid lake, hotel Inox - We felt one short moderate shake at 7.19 in the morning on 7 july
  • GEOFON Albania Jul 05 04:29 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Albania Jul 04 22:05 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Albania Jul 04 06:36 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jul 03 18:03 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • ohrid - 1 a 2 seconden
  • Ohrid - Light shaking
  • GEOFON Albania Jul 03 16:14 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Albania Jul 03 11:18 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ohrid - Eerste schok overdag in centrum was kort en krachtig en in de nacht schok duurde wat langer
  • Ohrid - Maybe lasted 3 seconds felt like a strong wind before i realized it was an earthquake. We were sleeping happened in the moddle of the night.
  • Skopje - Sitting in my office, I could clearly feel the chair and the monitor of the computer shaking. It lasted for about 2 to 3 seconds.
  • Leskoets - 6 secconds extremely violent shaking, window glass broke! (via emsc)
  • Ohrid - It was kinda strong. Too loud. But it was short abut 5 sec.
  • Ohrid - 4 seconds long no noticeable damage to apartment
  • Pogradec - Pretty strong earthquake - even my dog started barking and running around.
  • Ohrid - Enkele seconden, zat op n terrasje, hoorde wel glas breken maar geen schade gezien
  • Ohrid - Alles trilde, muren leken te bewegen, glas viel van de wastafel in scherven. Was op de kamer in hotel Tino
  • Ohrid - wstrzas trwal okolo 5 s. Meble sie trzesly. Widoczne sa liczne pekniecia na scianach budynku.
  • Struga - Een paar seconde.... het was alsof er een zwaar voertuig langs kwam
  • GEOFON Albania Jul 03 01:54 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Greece-albania Border Region Jul 02 09:39 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ohrid9 - Light shaking experienced in Ohrid
  • GEOFON Albania Jun 29 02:41 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jun 26 11:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Ohrid - Moderate shaking
  • GEOFON Albania Jun 23 14:15 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania Jun 23 14:15 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jun 20 13:10 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Albania Jun 18 00:00 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 28 21:49 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 28 21:37 2.7 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 26 02:43 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 12:35 3.2 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER New Alert : Albania? Felt It? May 24 10:47 0.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 10:42 2.1 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 10:36 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 10:30 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Tirana - 12th floor apartment. Bed shook and pictures rattled. No damage
  • Tirana - It lasted around 20 sec. No damage thanks God!
  • Tirana - 30 seconds - 1 min. No structural damage to apartment, clothes and pictures shook.
  • GEOFON Albania May 24 10:30 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tirana - 2nd floor of building in Tirana, brief 3 seconds of very noticeable shaking.
  • Tirana - We're ok. No damages
  • Tirana - A single shaking, no damages
  • USGS Bulqize, Albania May 24 10:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 10:16 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 09:52 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 08:50 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Albania May 24 06:39 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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