Albania's Capital Tirana Shaken by Earthquake
18 November 2009 |
BIRN A light earthquake shook the Albanian capital Tirana, early on Wednesday, with no injures or damages reported.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports that the quake of a 4.0 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered at 4.17am, at a depth of two kilometers, with its epicenter 13 kilometers from the city.
Only two months ago Eastern Albania was hit by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter in the Dibra region, close to the Macedonian border, which caused roughly one million euro worth of damages.
Earthquakes up to a 5.0 magnitude on the Richter scale, are considered light and often cause only minor structural damage.
Around the world, thousands of such earthquakes of this magnitude are registered every year.