More than a hundred injured, in Albania, after the heaviest earthquake in the thirty years’

More than a hundred people Saturday afternoon, injured being hit by a series of earthquakes in the country. The quake was followed by three more tremors. The majority of the victims were, according to the local media and injuries.

The most powerful earthquake, according to the authorities, with a magnitude of 5.6. It was, according to the Albanian ministry of Defence, “the heaviest earthquake in twenty or thirty years.”

Terrified residents ran onto the streets in the capital city of Tirana. Ten houses collapsed in the town of Helmes, which is only 10 kilometers from Tirana, is located.

The earthquake occurred approximately 30 kilometres north-west of the city of Tirana, at a depth of about 10 kilometers, reported the Us seismic service, USGS.

The quake was followed by another shock, which has a strength of 5.1 and 4.7. These earthquakes were felt in the neighbouring countries of Montenegro and North of Greece. In the night from Saturday to Sunday, there was another aftershock, which, according to several reports, a strength of 4.8.

The damage caused by natural disasters is high. The authorities of around three million inhabitants, a story of land and say that it is definitely a 293 houses were damaged. According to local media in various parts of the country to the failure of power, and telefoonvoorzieningen. Also, the car’s debris, too.


Destruction in Albania, after the most powerful earthquake in 30 years


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