High intensity earthquake with 100 aftershocks, injuries and damage reported

High intensity earthquake with 100 aftershocks, injuries and damage reported
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ISLAMABAD - High intensity earthquake with 100 aftershocks in Albania , injuries and damage reported by media.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings in Albania .

Authorities say the Saturday afternoon quake was followed by more than 100 aftershocks. It also damaged about 600 homes and temporarily knocked out power and water facilities in Tirana, Durres and some other western and central districts, ABC News has reported.

Many people fled their homes when the quake hit at 4:04 p.m., with at least 500 spending the night in temporary shelters.

Experts on Sunday inspected damaged homes and buildings and raised more emergency tents. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka, speaking at a Cabinet meeting, said "luckily oil wells were not damaged."

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