A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.1 Richter was recorded this morning in Albania, and was also felt distinctly in neighboring Montenegro and Salento.
The national media report that the earthquake occurred north of Durres, with a hypocenter at a depth of 10 km. There are currently no reports of victims. In Tirana, however, the tremors have generated panic among the citizens who have abandoned their homes and offices.
Only fear also in the Salento where the shock was felt in Lecce, particularly in the Castromediano and San Lazzaro districts. The residents immediately alerted the switchboard of the fire brigade. The telluric movement was also perceived in the tourist Santa Maria di Leuca, and in a slight way in the city of Brindisi.
It was a seismic event characterized by a series of earthquakes that reached a magnitude of 5.1 around the 11.00 in Albania, with its epicenter at 31 kilometers northeast of the capital. The first tremor was followed by two others, of a slightly lower intensity. In all, they were recorded according to the Albanian Geo-Science Institute, plus 25 shook.
Veliaj's message and the Ministry of the Interior
"We inform you that at 11: 01, of the 04.07.2018, an earthquake was recorded with epicenter in Hamallaj / Durazzo of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale. We have no reports so far of any damage to property or persons. For any emergency, contact the 112 so that you can help the citizens. ”- the ministry statement.
The mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, also launched a message with a post on Facebook:
"Share! Tirana has just been shaken by an earthquake! Without panic, avoid tall buildings until the situation is cleared by the authorities. The epicenter was near the Gulf of Lallezi, with a magnitude of 5.1. For emergencies contact the 112. Get in touch with older people so you can help them. " - the message of the mayor.
SHPËRNDAJE‼ anaTirana sapo kaloi disa vale termeti! Pa panik, evitoni ndertesat gjer sa te sqarohen rrethanat nga ...
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