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Heavy earthquake in Albania makes houses collapse

Albania has been rocked by the strongest earthquake in decades. Three people were also killed, with authorities on Tuesday. Several buildings had collapsed.

The Institute of Geosciences, Tirana and the German research centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany, gave the strength of 6.3, the U.S. earthquake Observatory (USGS) 6.4. The epicenter was, according to Albanian figures, ten kilometers North of Durres and 30 kilometres West of Tirana, in a ten-Kilometer depth in the Adriatic sea.

residents posted Videos on the Internet showed collapsed buildings in the coastal city of Durres. People ran in panic from their homes, it said. The earthquake and some smaller aftershocks, according to local media in neighboring Kosovo and even in southern Italy to feel.

Video: people searching under the rubble for trapped After an earthquake of magnitude 6,4 are collapsed in Albania houses. Video: Tamedia

In the case of a series of weaker earthquakes in Albania had been injured in September, more than 100 people and hundreds of buildings damaged. The information on the strength of these quakes were between 4.4 and 5.8. The Ministry of defence, then, is the earthquake in Albania for decades. It was also felt in the neighboring countries of Montenegro and Northern Macedonia.

The Mediterranean region is one of the most active earthquake regions in Europe. Albania is one of many coastal countries and has nearly three million inhabitants. (red/SDA/Reuters)

Created: 26.11.2019, 06:46 PM

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