Powerful earthquake with a preliminary rating of 6.4 magnitude struck Albania

Two strong earthquakes hit Albania this morning, with magnitudes 6.4 and 6.5 per Richter. Seismologists expect new, subsequent earthquakes

Source: B92
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Tanjug/AP Photo/Hektor Pustina
Tanjug/AP Photo/Hektor Pustina

The epicenter of the first powerful earthquake was near the Albanian town of Durres, at a depth of about 20 kilometers and occurred about four o'clock this morning. A series of subsequent earthquakes of about 5 degrees Richter ensued, and the next even stronger than the first earthquake hit the same area at 7.10.

The magnitude of that earthquake was 6.5 degrees Richter.

Seismologists announce more earthquakes.

So far, it is known that at least three people have been killed and over 150 injured. The health ministry has confirmed that at least 325 people were injured in the earthquake. The numbers are not final because the buildings have collapsed and lots of people are trapped under rubble.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has arrived in the most seriously hit port city of Durres this morning.

Tanjug/AP Photo
Tanjug/AP Photo

Tanjug/AP Photo
Tanjug/AP Photo

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