Friday, 3 September 2004


"Shekulli(30-08-2004) Tirana shaken by earthquake of 3.8 on the Richter scale.

Shortly after the midnight of yesterday, the Albanian capital was shaken by an earthquake, which according to the seismologic specialists measured 3.8 on the Richter scale. It lasted for 6 seconds and the epicentre was located in Petrela, a village about 10 km south of Tirana. The earthquake was perceived in Tirana and in Durres as well. Specialists say that Albania is part of a region with high seismologic intensity. (I.SH.)"

I was up and awake, but didn't notice a thing. While my colleagues from the Embassy ran out of their houses, I kept on dancing... I missed my first earthquake!

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