Strong earthquake west of Albanian capital

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit an area 30 kilometers west of the Albanian capital Tirana on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

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Residents of Tirana said they felt a strong tremor, while dozens rushed to the streets.

There was no immediate confirmation of casualties, while a building in the coastal town of Durres was reported to be severely damaged.


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