Strong Quake Shakes Albania

At least 4 killed in 6.4-magnitude quake
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 26, 2019 12:27 AM CST
Strong Quake Shakes Albania
People search a damaged hotel after an earthquake, in Durres, western Albania, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.   (AP Photo)

A strong earthquake shook Albania early Tuesday, killing at least four people, injuring 150, and collapsing buildings. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.4 quake was centered 19 miles northwest of the capital, Tirana. It struck at a depth of 12 miles. The Defense Ministry said a man and a woman were killed when a building collapsed in Thumane, 22 miles north of Tirana, the AP reports. It said another person died after jumping from his home to escape shaking from the quake in Kurbin, 30 miles north of the capital. The quake was felt along the Albanian coast. Authorities reported scores of aftershocks and called on people in the most affected areas to stay out of their homes. (Read more earthquake stories.)

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