Significant Magnitude 5.5 Quake Hits N. Macedonia Early Wednesday; Tirana Jolted by It

A magnitude 5.5 quake hit North Macedonia near the town of Vrutok early morning on Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 4.54 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km, reported the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been felt by everybody in the area of the epicenter. In those areas, dangerous ground shaking occurred with the potential to inflict moderate to heavy damage to buildings and other infrastructure.
Towns or cities where the quake likely caused strong ground shaking include Dolna Banjica (pop. 10,100) located 13 km from the epicenter, Zajas (pop. 12,200) 13 km away, Gostivar (pop. 51,000) 14 km away, and Vrapčište (pop. 8,700) 17 km away.
Weak shaking were felt in Skopje (pop. 474,900) located 61 km from the epicenter, and Pristina (pop. 550,000) 113 km away.
Witnesses said that Albanian capital Tirana (pop. 374,800), 93 km away from the epicenter, was also shaken, but no damages have been reported. /