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Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 8 km NNE of Bulqizë, Albania on October 29, 2021 10:23:28

Last Updated: 2022-01-14 17:58:42

On October 29, 2021 10:23:28 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale hit 8 km NNE of Bulqizë, Albania. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 20.271° and latitude 41.556°. According to documented reports 1 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on October 29, 2021 10:23:28 had a magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Bulqizë in Dibër County, Albania, located 8 kilometers or 5 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Rrethi i Bulqizës (Dibër County, Albania) located 8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE and Bashkia Bulqizë (Dibër County, Albania) located 10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 101 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
8 km (5 mi) ↓ S Bulqizë Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Rrethi i Bulqizës Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Bashkia Bulqizë Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
15 km (9 mi) ← W Rrethi i Matit Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
16 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Klos Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Bashkia Klos Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
19 km (12 mi) ↑ N Peshkopi Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Rrethi i Dibrës Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
22 km (14 mi) ← W Burrel Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
23 km (14 mi) ← W Bashkia Mat Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
25 km (15 mi) → E Centar Župa Centar Župa Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Rostusa Mavrovo and Rostuša Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Kurbnesh Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
34 km (21 mi) ← W Ulëz Dibër County 🇦🇱 Albania
35 km (22 mi) → E Lukovo Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Bashkia Mirditë Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Rrethi i Tiranës Tirana District 🇦🇱 Albania
40 km (25 mi) ← W Rrëshen Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Krujë Durrës District 🇦🇱 Albania
41 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Labunista Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Rrethi i Krujës Durrës District 🇦🇱 Albania
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Vevčani Vevčani Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Bashkia Krujë Durrës District 🇦🇱 Albania
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Oktisi Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Tirana Tirana District 🇦🇱 Albania
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Krrabë Tirana District 🇦🇱 Albania
46 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Velesta Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
46 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Kamëz Tirana District 🇦🇱 Albania
46 km (29 mi) ← W Rrethi i Kurbinit Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
46 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Fushë-Krujë Durrës District 🇦🇱 Albania
47 km (29 mi) ← W Bashkia Kurbin Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
47 km (29 mi) ← W Laç Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
47 km (29 mi) ← W Rubik Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
48 km (29 mi) ← W Mamurras Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
48 km (30 mi) ← W Milot Lezhë County 🇦🇱 Albania
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Rrethi i Kukësit Kukës District 🇦🇱 Albania
50 km (31 mi) → E Delogožda Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Vrutok Gostivar Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Radolista Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
54 km (34 mi) → E Mešeišta Debarca Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
54 km (33 mi) → E Belčišta Debarca Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Struga Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Mislesevo Struga Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Zajas Kičevo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
55 km (34 mi) → E Drugovo Kičevo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
57 km (35 mi) → E Kičevo Kičevo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Dolna Banjica Gostivar Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
59 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Gostivar Gostivar Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Vrapčište Vrapčište Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
59 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Srbinovo Gostivar Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Bashkia Pukë Shkodër District 🇦🇱 Albania
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Kukës Kukës District 🇦🇱 Albania
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Fushë-Arrëz Shkodër District 🇦🇱 Albania
61 km (38 mi) → E Strelci Kičevo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Dobri Dol Vrapčište Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Negotino Vrapčište Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Pukë Shkodër District 🇦🇱 Albania
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Srbica Kičevo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
63 km (39 mi) → E Kosel Ohrid Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
63 km (39 mi) → E Ohrid Opština Ohrid Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
64 km (39 mi) → E Vraneštica Kičevo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Gradec Bogovinje Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Tuin Kičevo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Forino Gostivar Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Ohrid Ohrid Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Pirok Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Cegrane Gostivar Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
66 km (41 mi) → E Lisičani Plasnica Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Bogovinje Bogovinje Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Velçan Korçë County 🇦🇱 Albania
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Rrethi i Hasit Kukës District 🇦🇱 Albania
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Kamenjane Bogovinje Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Dolno Palčište Bogovinje Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Sinaballaj Tirana District 🇦🇱 Albania
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Bashkia Vau i Dejës Shkodër District 🇦🇱 Albania
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Miletino Brvenica Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Golema Rečica Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Brvenica Brvenica Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Čelopek Brvenica Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Šipkovica Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Tetovo Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Selce Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
78 km (48 mi) ↗ NE Strimnica Želino Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Poroj Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
79 km (49 mi) → E Jankovec Resen Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Pogradec Korçë County 🇦🇱 Albania
80 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Džepčište Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Zelino Želino Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
80 km (50 mi) → E Resen Resen Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Dobarce Želino Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Lushnjë Fier County 🇦🇱 Albania
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Slatino Tearce Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Bashkia Kuçovë Berat District 🇦🇱 Albania
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Rrethi i Kuçovës Berat District 🇦🇱 Albania
86 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Tearce Tearce Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
87 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Pršovce Tearce Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Banaj Berat District 🇦🇱 Albania
88 km (55 mi) → E Grnčari Resen Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Kuçovë Berat District 🇦🇱 Albania
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Dobrošte Tetovo Municipality 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Bashkia Pustec Korçë County 🇦🇱 Albania

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 10 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
20 km (12 mi) → E Spilje Hydroelectric Power Plant Macedonia Hydro 84.0 MW
34 km (21 mi) ← W Ulez Hydro 25.0 MW
38 km (24 mi) → E Globocica (Crn Drim) Hydroelectric Power Plant Macedonia Hydro 42.0 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Lanabregas Hydro 5.0 MW
39 km (24 mi) ← W Shkopet Hydro 24.0 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Vrben Hydroelectric Power Plant Macedonia Hydro 12.8 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Vrutok Hydroelectric Power Plant Macedonia Hydro 150.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Raven Hydroelectric Power Plant Macedonia Hydro 19.2 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Oslomej Coal Power Plant Macedonia Coal 125.0 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Koman Hydro 600.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 2 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.2 earthquake that struck 8 km NNE of Bulqizë, Albania on October 29, 2021 10:23:28. These types were Hydro power plants, Coal power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 8 km NNE of Bulqizë, Albania on October 29, 2021 10:23:28
Date and Time
2021-10-29 10:23:28 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
1 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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