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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 tremor was felt as far as Taranto, Italy and Belgrade, Serbia.

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November 25, 2019: Albania has been rattled by magnitude 6.4 earthquake, the strongest earthquake in decades with damages in the buildings.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake's epicenter was located 23 km far from Durres, Albania at 03:54 am.

The earthquake occurred at 20 km depth.

In September 2019, a 5.6-magnitude quake in almost the same region injured at least 70 people and damaged dozens of buildings.

Updates to follow. Details coming soon.....  If you have any damage report or want to share your experiences, kindly mention in the comment section below.

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