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International Experts Helping in Damage Assessment
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International Experts Helping in Damage Assessment

TIRANA, December 4 Experts’ teams from the EU, Israel, Switzerland, and the US consisting of specialists and structural engineers have been dispatched to Albania following the earthquake that took 51 lives and left hundreds injured and thousands of damaged residential and commercial buildings. The damage assessment and aid distribution in the affected areas is led...

How to Make Insurance Claims after the Earthquake, AMF Explains 
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How to Make Insurance Claims after the Earthquake, AMF Explains 

TIRANA, December 3    The Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AMF) informs all the citizens affected by the earthquake that own a coverage contract with insurance companies to contact them. According to AMF, an expert from the insurance company must inspect the damaged property. Moreover, AMF advises to not neglect the terms defined in the insurance...

EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania
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EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania

TIRANA, December 2 The European Union Delegation in Albania announced that technical engineers from the EU Member States and other countries, under the coordination of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, are on the ground to assist the Albanian authorities in assessing the damages on the buildings and infrastructures affected by earthquakes earlier this week. EU...

Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 
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Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 

TIRANA, November 27   In the light of the emergency state in the region of Durres and Tirana, Albanian and international citizens, the business community, the Albanian Diaspora, and foreign governments are showing their support and helping out the victims with assistance, disaster relief funds, and supplies. Citizens affected by the earthquake are currently sheltered in...

Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency
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Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency

TIRANA, November 27 Rescue crews from Albania, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Romania, France, and Israel are continuing to search for survivors in Durres and Thumana, one day after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks devastated buildings and killed 26 people (Wednesday morning). About 24 hours from the strongest earthquake of Tuesday morning, the Albanian...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Albania Rocks Buildings
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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Albania Rocks Buildings

TIRANA, November 26 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Albania in the dead of the night on Tuesday. The earthquake that jolted the country at 3:54 AM had the epicenter 10 km north of Durres city and it was felt all over the Balkans and in Italy. The quake caused power cuts in Tirana and Durres...

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Albania
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Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Albania

TIRANA, July 4 A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Lalzit Bay at 11:02 am on Wednesday causing people to flee buildings and offices in Durres and Tirana areas. A 4 magnitude aftershock with the epicenter in the Adriatic Sea followed. So far, only material damages have been reported. Durresi Prefect Roland Nasto said that that the...