After the earthquake, people fearfully left their homes and took to the streets.
There was a powerful earthquake in Albania on Saturday afternoon. Due to this, there was a power failure in the capital and some buildings collapsed in the surrounding villages. After the earthquake, people fearfully left their homes and took to the streets. Albania Kajaj, spokeswoman for Albania’s Ministry of Defense, said no deaths were reported due to the earthquake. He said that about 20 people, who were moderately injured due to falling of something or part of the wall, went to the hospital. Some people have also gone to the hospital due to nervousness. Homes and buildings in Tirana have been damaged, but have not fallen. The ministry is assessing the damage done in other cities and villages. The Ministry of Defense said that this is the most powerful earthquake in the past 20-30. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.6 and its epicenter was about 40 kilometers from the capital Tirana, at a depth of 10 kilometers.