Quake of 5.1 degrees shakes Albania

Albania 5.1M earthquake. (Twitter pic)

TIRANA: 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.