The strongest earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana early on Tuesday, sending panicked residents rushing into the streets and causing at least one building to collapse in the nearby port town of Durres.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.4 magnitude quake struck shortly before 4 a.m. local time.
Unverified video footage posted on social media showed what appeared to be a collapsed building in Durres, 40 km west of Tirana.
Other footage showed buildings with large cracks and fallen masonry, including one apartment with most of a bedroom wall missing.
Two government spokesmen told Reuters the biggest damage to buildings was in Durres and a few people had been taken to hospital in Tirana.