Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 9.7 km east of Lushnje, Rrethi i Lushnjës, Qarku i Fierit, Albania, on Tuesday, September 1, 1959 at 11:37 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.935°N / 19.82°E↗ (Qarku i Fierit, Albania)
Antipode: 40.935°S / 160.18°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) E of Lushnje (Fier) (pop: 41,500) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NNW of Petrolia (Kuçovë District, Berat) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNW of Berat (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) SW of Elbasan (pop: 100,900) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NE of Fier-Çifçi (pop: 61,000) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NE of Fier (pop: 56,300) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNE of Patos (Fier) (pop: 60,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) S of Tirana (pop: 374,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Durres (Durrës) (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SW of Skopje (Grad Skopje, North Macedonia) (pop: 474,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)
- 07 Oct 1959 08:30 UTC| M 6.0 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Qarku i Fierit, 10.5 km northwest of Kuçovë, Qarku i Beratit, Albania, on Wednesday, October 7, 1959 at 08:30 (GMT)
- 05 Oct 1959 20:34 UTC| M 5.6 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Sep 1959 04:02 UTC| M 5.1 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|31 km (19 mi) distance| USGS | Details