TIRANA (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 shook the Adriatic seaboard north of Albania’s main port of Durres on Wednesday and was felt in the capital Tirana.
The earthquake struck near Gjiri i Lalezit, northwest of Durres at a depth of 18 kilometres, the Albanian Institute of Geosciences said. It lasted about 10 seconds.
There were no initial reports of damage except for small cracks in buildings. High-rise structures were evacuated following the tremor.
Reporting by Benet Koleka; Editing by Catherine Evans