Data monitoring earth seismic activity on Earthquketrack.com show that night-time shock had a hypocenter at a depth of 10 km.
This is the strongest earthquake in Albania since 20-30 years – Albanian agency ATA wrote. The media reported shocks were seen in neighboring Montenegro and northern Macedonia.
Most wounded suffered – as reported – minor injuries
Local media – many young people with head and limb injuries. part
The wounded had to be treated in the hospital. Many people went because of it
Panic attacks. According to a spokeswoman for the Department of Defense, it is not yet available
Reports of deaths.
According to the authorities, the first shock came
with its 600,000 capital Tirana and 1
Durres in the east of the country – the second largest city in the country and its
Main port as well as other cities in the region. It happened shortly afterwards
16, was the strongest and had a magnitude of 5.8 (according to American service)
geological USGS – 5.6). Later there were three aftershocks
Magnitudes 5.1 and 4.7 and 4.8. The first two were recorded within
two hours after the first and the last shock occurred shortly thereafter
Midnight, which caused the sleepy and confused to panic
Residents who ran into the street.
An extraordinary government meeting was called from Saturday to Sunday .
It was first determined that it was damaged as a result of the quake
over 290 buildings, including the headquarters of the Geological Faculty of the University
In Tirana and in another 20 residential buildings, scratches occurred
some cases run over several floors. No building itself
did not collapse, residents were evacuated by one.
In connection with the Albanian earthquake Prime Minister Edi Rama canceled his trip to the UN Summit in New York.
Albania is in an earthquake-prone zone, but it is hit by shock every few days, and one of them is not noticeable.