Damaging earthquake in Albania (Tirana region) - August 11, 2018

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Update 20:00 UTC:  at least 90 houses have been damaged in today's earthquake


Update 20:00 UTC:  at least 67 houses have been damaged in today's earthquake

Update 19:55 UTC: Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 16:02 UTC: Based on the Shaking Values that we receive from Tirana and other areas who have been shaken by the earthquake, we believe that maximum slight damage will be experienced.

Update 15:54 UTC: We have to decrease our expectation into LIGHT DAMAGE as the Magnitude has been updated to M5.1 instead of the first reported M5.8, a world of difference but we maintain our expectation of at least some light damage

Update 15:52 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in Tirana

Update 15:51 UTC: This earthquake is potentially VERY dangerous because the hypocenter deptrh is very shallow and also because the epicenter is realatively close to the capital Tirana.

Update 15:47 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com calls this earthquake extremely dangerous and expects injuries and serious damage

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-08-11 17:38:34

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-08-11 15:38:34

Depth (Hypocenter) : 28 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Albania Aug 11 19:42 3.2 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Shengjin - Sol tremblant luminaires vascillants durant une trentaine de secondes
  • Up of freshko - Très impressionnant et fort
  • Lezhe - Nous étions au bord de la piscine pres de Lezhe Le sol faisait comme de petites vagues Cela a dure environ 10 15 secondes
  • Lezhe - Nous étions au bord de la piscine pres de Lezhe Le sol faisait comme de petites vagues Cela a dure environ 10 15 secondes
  • Kotor - Ho sentito oscillare la sedia in cui trovavo seduta è durata qualche secondo
  • Struga - Ongeveer 2 sec rond 17u40.lag te zonnen aan zwembad hotel drim. Weinig gasten merkten de beving.
  • Dobre vode - Jai eu peur jai eu la tete engourdie un vertige les jambes qui tremblees je me suis attrape a la porte du placard les fenetres ont tremble fort comme une inflagration le sol se torde les lit on sautes cetait bref mais angoissant traumatisant pluncevic elisabeth vienne isere cela ma rappeler un mauvais souvenir lorsque je me suis effondree la dalle du plancher a cede dans notre appartement en 1984 javais 6 ans
  • Dobra voda - Ik stond op ons terras op 4 hoog. Het terras begon te trillen 2x
  • Sutomore - 20 second
  • tirana - het duurde enkele seconden en het was zeer zwak,althans waar wij verbleven.
  • Ohrid - Lagen op bed. Begon aantal seconden te schudden. Keken elkaar aan en vroegen aan elkaar wat er gebeurde. Alles bewoog/trilde even. Daarna was het over.
  • Shengjiin - Nous étions sur nos transats quand ils ont commencés à trembler
  • Бар - Light shaking
  • Bijela - Weak shaking
  • Белек - Weak shaking
  • Будва - Мы почувствовали два толчка. Они следовали один за другим. Быстро, слабо. Как будто кто-то просто нечайно пихнул диван на котором мы сидели. Но возле нас никого не было.
  • Durres - Strong shaking
  • Visoko - Weak shaking
  • Zenica - Strong shaking
  • Kakanj - Weak shaking
  • Durres - La secousse a duree 10 secondes allonger sur mon transat on aurait dit un metro parisien qui passait en dessous
  • KRUJA - Tremblement de terre du 11/08/2018 à KRUJA
  • EMSC Albania Aug 11 16:40 3.2 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ulcinj - Das Rütteln dauerte ca 10 Sekunden. Gott sei dank keine Schäden vorhanden. Allen geht es gut.
  • Kotor - Lasted a few minutes. No damage
  • Scutari - Strong shaking
  • Bijela - Ressenti sur un transat
  • Bijela - On était à la plage quand on a ressenti le tremblement de terre. Il a duré environ 20sec. Aucun dommage dans l'habitation
  • Velipojë - Das war ein sehr starkes schütteln das Hotelzimmer bewegte sich sehr stark. Was wichtig wäre ist zu wissen ob es Nachbeben geben könnte.
  • Bar - Nous avons senti le canapé bouger et la télé a tremblé. Les secousses n'etaient pas tres forte mais tout de meme impressionnantes.
  • Shengjin - Łóżko zaczęło się dziwnie trząść najpierw powoli potem szybciej a potem przestało zupełnie. Mój mąż aż się obudził
  • Ulqin - Sehr starkes schwanken ,Schwindelgefühl , Lampe und Duschkabine sehr starke geräusche
  • Mlini - Nous avons ressenti le sol de l'hotel trembler, les fauteuils sur lequels nous etions assis se sont legerement déplacés sur le carrelage du sol. Les panneaux accrochés au plafond se sont balancés. Rien n'est tombé.
  • Skoder - Nous etions a la terrasse d une patisserie .la table et nos chaises se sont mis a trembler .on voyayait tres bien le sol bouger .ca a durer quelques secondes .mais assez fory
  • Pristina - Durée 5-10 secondes
  • Tirana - Mon fauteuil tremblait Ma table aussi mon vase est tombé Le lustre dansait
  • Kruje - 5 seconds of staking, noise and one tile fell off the roof
  • Ulcijn - Secousses ressentie faible
  • Shkodër - Was if somebody was trying to tilt my chair, about 10-15 seconds
  • Bar - Secousse modérée mais néanmoins impressionnante
  • Bar - 30 sec tot 1 min. Wij verblijven op de 6de verdieping van een appartement en hebben lichte schokken gevoeld. Onze lamp bewoog samen met het badwater. Eerste schok was het ergst voelbaar
  • Skrodra - Weak shaking
  • Ulcinj - 4-5 secondes; pas de dégât apparent
  • USGS Burrel, Albania Aug 11 15:38 5.1 10 MAP
    GEOFON Albania Aug 11 15:38 5.0 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • budva - 1 min light shaking
  • Golem - 5-10 sec tartott
  • Dobrota - Very weak shaking
  • Ulcinje - Nous avons ressenti le sol et le bâtiment trembler légèrement pendant 1 à 2 secondes.
  • velipoje - Very weak shaking
  • Skopje - Light shaking
  • Tiran - Light shaking
  • Shkodër - Environ 4 secondes
  • Skopje - It lasted 25 to 30 seconds, moderately shaking left to right. No damages
  • Sutomore - Moderate shaking
  • budva - Light shaking
  • Sutomore - Weak shaking
  • Ulcinj - Very weak shaking
  • Tirana - The chair vibrated, the ceiling lamp was moving
  • Ferizaj - Very weak shaking
  • Тиват - Light shaking
  • Shengijn - Budynek w którym mieszkam na 6 piętrze ruszał się w prawo i lewo. Trwało to kilka sekund.
  • Tirana - 10-15 seconds No damage No sounds
  • Podgorica - Moderate shaking
  • ulcijn - Light shaking
  • Bar - slight swaying feeling for about 8 to 10 seconds
  • Kumbor - Schudden duurde een 15seconden.
  • Ulcinj - Ongeveer 5 seconden
  • Sutomore - Very weak shaking
  • Budva - About 10 seconds, no damage to building. I’m on 3 rd floor of a 4 story apt. Heard very slight creaking as building shook weakly. In that 10 seconds, there was about two sets of weak rumbles from weak shaking, to very weak, and then back up to weak.
  • Durres - Do 10 sekund . Leżałam na lozku które ruszało się w przód -tył - bardzo dziwne uczucie. Zawołałam męża, ze sąsiedzi za ścianą w hotelu nieź rajcują , ale uświadomił mi ze mamy narożny pokój , o zgrozo !
  • Dobra voda - Stolik i łóżko lekko podskakiwało. Nieciekawe doświadczenie.
  • Herceg Novi - 3-5 sekund. Drżenie łóżek i foteli na których przeżywaliśmy z rodziną
  • 11 août 2018 - Allongée sur un transat j\'ai sentie des vibrations légères
  • Bijela - Dans ma.chambre d\'hôtel durée 3 minutes
  • tirana - pavimento della casa ha vibrato fortemente. io sono al piano terra
  • Durres - Ik zat in me hotel en voelde het ineens schudden ongeveer 10 seconden.Heb nog nooit eerder een aardbeving meegemaakt dus besefde het eerst niet totdat ik kinderen hoorden schreeuwen en huilen. Tot zover ik weet is er geen ernstige schade
  • Tivat - Light shaking
  • Shëngjin - Moderate shaking
  • Shengjin - Secousse assez fortes en plus au 6 eme étage d’un hôtel c’est impressionnant
  • Shengjin - Secousse assez fortes en plus au 6 eme étage d’un hôtel c’est impressionnant
  • Bijela - Light shaking
  • Skopje - A slight jolt followed by rolling for maybe 20 seconds.(5th floor of hotel)
  • Skopje - Light shaking
  • Shkodër - Circa 15 seconden op de camping en er is geen zichtbare schade.
  • Tirana - Light shaking
  • Velipoje - Weak shaking
  • Prishtina - Lasted between 5-8 seconds.objects like couch, bed, lamp were shaking.
  • Vore - 5 sec, griezelig.,we zijn bij fam op vakantie. Raar gevoel
  • Bijele - Very weak shaking
  • Bar - Après gros orage ciel noir pluie torrentielle secousse 1 mn pas de dommage
  • Tirana - My impression is that the earthquake was around 15-20 sec.
  • Bar - Environs 8 secondes, fort tremblement de mon lit
  • Tetovo - Tremblement de terre sucousse lumiere nieau 4
  • Podgorica - 2 ou 3 secondes Aucun dommage Secousse très modérée
  • Gjiri i Lalzit - 3-5 secondes. De gauche à droite. Des secousses et des vibrations.
  • Golem - Strong shaking
  • Herceg Novi - 3 seconds, bed shaking

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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
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    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.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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) ?
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    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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