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ALBANIA EARTHQUAKE: AT LEAST NINE DEAD AND HUNDREDS INJURED MAGNITUDE 6.4 QUAKE STRIKES AT SHALLOW DEPTH, BRINGING DOWN BUILDINGS IN TRANA AND NEARBY  

At least nine people have died and 600 people have been injured after a powerful earthquake hit Albania in the early hours of Tuesday, causing damage along the country’s Adriatic coastline and in the capital, Tirana. Several buildings collapsed, burying residents in the rubble.

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck shortly before 4am local time (0300 GMT), the US Geological Survey said, and was the second powerful tremor to hit the region in two months. It was centred 19 miles west of Tirana, at a shallow depth of 12.4 miles. Scores of aftershocks included three with preliminary magnitudes of between 5.1 and 5.4.

Endri Fuga, the Albanian government’s director of communications, wrote on Twitter shortly before midday local time that the death toll had risen to nine, while 28 people have been pulled alive from the rubble and 600 people have been given medical assistance. Read more HERE.

At least nine people have died and 600 people have been injured after a powerful earthquake hit Albania in the early hours of Tuesday, causing damage along the country’s Adriatic coastline and in the capital, Tirana. Several buildings collapsed, burying residents in the rubble.

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck shortly before 4am local time (0300 GMT), the US Geological Survey said, and was the second powerful tremor to hit the region in two months. It was centred 19 miles west of Tirana, at a shallow depth of 12.4 miles. Scores of aftershocks included three with preliminary magnitudes of between 5.1 and 5.4.

Endri Fuga, the Albanian government’s director of communications, wrote on Twitter shortly before midday local time that the death toll had risen to nine, while 28 people have been pulled alive from the rubble and 600 people have been given medical assistance. Read more HERE.

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Published on 26/11/2019 @ 12h35   | |