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Albania's biggest earthquake in 40 yrs kills 31, injures 658

Update 2019/11/27, 13:15 UTC

-The death toll has risen to 31. Atleast 658 have been injured.
-Major damages reported in the port city of Durrës and the town of Thumane.
-A national day of mourning has been declared in Albania and neighboring Kosovo
-It was the largest to hit Albania in forty years.

Update 09:00 UTC

At least seven people have been killed in Albania, causing buildings to collapse and burying residents under rubble. The health ministry has confirmed that at least 325 people have been injured in the quake.

Also the schools have been closed until further notice in Durres, Lezhe and Tirana.

The most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked capital Tirana and the surrounding region, causing several buildings to collapse and burying residents in the rubble. More here: https://t.co/jXsANHBNY8pic.twitter.com/pPtG4N8ivb — Reuters (@Reuters) November 26, 2019
The tremor was felt as far as Taranto, Italy and Belgrade, Serbia.

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December 2, 2019: A small earthquake has been recorded near Newport, Rhode Island, Sunday evening at 06:46 pm, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The earthquake was of magnitude 2.0 on richter scale with epicenter about 2.5 miles southeast of Newport, R.I.
Weak tremor was felt in New Port, Rhode Island area.
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SINGAPORE: Heavy downfall triggers flash flood in Choa Chu Kang

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Flash floods also disrupted traffic in Jurong East Street 32 and Choa Chu Kang Ave 1. Traffic was not passable at both locations for about 20 minutes due to floodwaters.
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