July 4, 2018 / 9:53 AM / in 4 months

Quake of 5.1 degrees shakes Albania

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

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