4.8-magnitude quake hits Albanian southwest coastline

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TIRANA, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Vlora region, southwest coastal area in Albania on Friday evening, according to the Institute of Geo-science, Energy, Water and Environment (IGEWE).

According to the report of IGEWE, the epicenter was in Borsh area with a depth of 27 km.

The first earthquake was followed by another 4-magnitude earthquake, with a depth of 33 km, and the epicenter was in the Ionian Sea.

There was no report of injuries so far. "We are in constant contact with the civil emergency specialists and heads of administrative units and following the situation in Vlora region," the Albanian Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Enditem

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