Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes off coast of Albania

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes off coast of Albania
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  • calendar-gray 21 September 2019

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 has struck 19 miles of the Albanian capital of Tirana, APA reports citing Euronews. 

The United States Geographical Survey (USGS) said that the quake hit in the Adriatic Sea at a depth of 10km. It ranked the earthquake 5.6, although other sources suggested it was 5.8.

Local residents said the quake was felt strongly in Tirana and people rushed out onto the streets.

There were no reports of casualties, but an apartment building in the coastal town of Durres was reported to have been badly damaged.

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