M 6.4 earthquake Albania

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A M 6.4 earthquake occurred in Albania early Tuesday morning local time. The epicenter was in the port city of Durres, about 36 kilometers (22 miles) from the capital Tirana. According to the USGS:

Large earthquakes are common in this region; seven M6 and larger events have occurred within 150 km of this November 26 earthquake over the past 100 years. The largest was a M6.9 earthquake on April 15, 1979 that occured 70 km to the north-northeast of the November 26th earthquake, killing 100 people in Montenegro, 35 in Albania and leaving 100,000 people homeless. A M6.7 earthquake on November 30, 1967, 80 km to the east of today’s event, resulted in 19 fatalities and significant damage in the surrounding region.

USGS Tectonic Summary

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