Dozens Injured in Albania Earthquake

At least 37 people were injured on Saturday when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Albania.

The earthquake struck along Albania’s central coast near the port city of Durrës, according to the United States Geological Survey, about 35 kilometers west of the capital Tirana.

The Defence Ministry said it was the most powerful quake in Albania in the last 30 years.

In the region of Tirana, 48 houses and three apartment buildings had suffered cracks, while in Durres region 42 houses and four apartment buildings were damaged, Defence Minister Olta Xhacka told a news conference.

“Most importantly, there is no loss of life,” she added.

The tremor was felt on the island of Corfu and other parts of north-west Greece.