"...When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there..."
(David L. Weatherford - "Slow Dance")

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Durrës Earthquake – 2019

A strong earthquake shook Albania early morning, just before 4 a.m. local time, on November 26th, 2019, killing 51 people, injuring over 3000ones, and collapsing many buildings. It was the strongest earthquake which hit Albania in more than 40 years, its deadliest earthquake in 99 years, and the world's deadliest earthquake in 2019. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.4 Mww, according to the ANSS Comprehensive Catalog, with the epicenter located about 30 kilometers from Tirana to the Northwest. The seismologists said that the rupture plane had a dip of 23° to the east-northeast at a depth of about 16.5 km, and a displacement on this thrust fault of 0.55 m over a rupture with dimensions 22 km x 13 km.