The earthquake struck along Albania's central coast near the port city of Durrës, according to the United States Geological Survey, about 35 kilometers west of the capital Tirana. Northwestern Albania was struck by a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake with an epicentre 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west-southwest of Mamurras, at 03:54 CET on 26 November 2019. At least 18 people have been killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Albania, the defence ministry says. Death toll mounts as Albania digs out from powerful earthquake. Watch CBSN Live. In April 1979, a magnitude-6.9 quake hit Albania and … The earthquake lasted at least 50 seconds and was felt in Albania's capital Tirana, and in places as far away as Taranto and Belgrade, 370 kilometres (230 mi) northeast of the epicentre.
Blendi Salaj from CNN affiliate A2 describes the scene in Tirana, Albania, where a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit early in the morning near Durres, about 36 kilometers from the capital. Media caption Albania quake: Rescuers search for survivors Albania sits on an Adriatic tectonic plate. Everything within the city had collapsed and engulfed the inhabitants, with the sole exception of the acropolis which stood fast and survived the quake. The earthquake lasted for quite some time until nothing was left standing. In April 1979, a magnitude-6.9 quake hit Albania and northern neighbour Montenegro, leaving 136 people dead and more than 1,000 injured. Updated on: November 26, 2019 / 9:14 AM / CBS/AP Emergency … In April 1979, a magnitude-6.9 quake hit Albania and northern neighbour Montenegro, leaving 136 dead and more than 1,000 injured. The US Geological Survey said the Albanian quake, which struck just before 4 a.m. local time, had an epicentre 30km northwest of the capital, Tirana, at a depth of 20km. Media caption Albania quake: Rescuers search for survivors. Albania sits on an Adriatic tectonic plate. It is the deadliest earthquake to hit the country since 1979, when a 6.9 magnitude earthquake left more than 120 people dead in Albania and across the border in the former Yugoslavia.
Global Incident Map Displaying Terrorist Acts, Suspicious Activity, and General Terrorism News Tuesday's quake was Albania's worst for decades.