Earthquake swarm shaking Albania - Greece border region, damage and injuries reported

Earthquake swarm shaking Albania - Greece border region, damage and injuries reported

Numerous earthquakes are shaking Albania - Greece border region on June 1, 2019. The strongest was M5.0 at 04:51 UTC at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

EMSC registered a total of 28 earthquakes from 04:26 to 18:35 UTC, with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 5.0.

Earthquakes registered from 04:51 to 18:35 UTC, June 1, 2019. Data source: EMSC. Image credit: Google, EMSC, TW

The strongest earthquake was registered as M5.0 by EMSC and M5.2 by USGS.

The Defense Ministry said four people sustained minor injuries when the walls of their homes crumbled on them.

At least 100 homes were damaged, but more than half were uninhabited, the ministry added.

Although Albania has a high rate of seismicity, this swarm is located in an area with medium seismic hazard with only one known moderate (M5-5) earthquake since 2150 B.C.

Regional seismicity (1960 - 2019)

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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