From: Exit Staff
Two Earthquakes Hit Northern Albania on Sunday Afternoon

The North of Albania was rocked by two earthquakes on Sunday afternoon, measuring between 4.3 and 4.4 on the Richter scale.

The first registered near Kukes with a 4.4 magnitude and the second, just moments later was a 4.3.

Reports of shaking came from as far afield as North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia, and some reported slight shaking in the capital, Tirana around 60km away from the epicentre.

Thankfully no damage was reported in the mostly rural area, and there has been no report of casualties.

Albania is still in recovery from the series of deadly quakes that hit the country on 26 November. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Durres, Tirana, Lezhe, Lac, Thuman and Fushe Kruje killing 52 people and leaving over 15,000 homeless. To date, some 10,000 are still living in tents with no indication of when, or if they will be able to return home.

Exit consulted with a number of seismologists in the days after the earthquake and they confirmed that aftershocks can occur for weeks and even months after big quakes. They said that a similar big earthquake is possible, but is unlikely.