UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Residents of several Albanian cities felt a strong earthquake on Saturday afternoon, causing panic, especially in the capital Tirana, AFP journalists said.
The US Geological Survey said the quake measured 6.5 on the Richter scale and recorded its epicenter in the western Doris region at a depth of 10 kilometers.
No casualties have been reported so far. But local media reported two people were slightly injured in the village of Helms, 10 km from Tirana.
According to the media, cracks also appeared in several buildings in the port of Doris, the country’s second largest city. Electricity and telephone lines were also cut in several neighborhoods of Tirana and nearby villages.
The Balkans are frequently hit by earthquakes.
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