President János Áder expressed condolences to the families of victims of the earthquake that shook Albania earlier in the day. Áder said in his letter to Albanian President Ilir Meta that he hoped that reconstruction work in Albania could soon start and the lives of people could be back to normal as soon as possible. Áder also expressed sympathy to those injured in the quake. By the afternoon the victims of north-western Albania’s earthquake numbered 14, while over 600 people were reported injured. The earthquake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, the strongest in the area in the past 30 years.