New 4.5 earthquake strikes Albania

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A new strong aftershock of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded a few minutes ago in Albania. According to the Albanian seismological institute, the epicenter was identified a few kilometers north of Durres. The quake was also felt in Tirana. At the moment there are no reports of victims or damage according to ANSA

Earlier today, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Saturday said all bodies had been retrieved from the ruins of thousands of buildings struck by Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake.

DW reports that the Prime Minister said that the number of the earthquake victims reached 50 and rescue operations have ended,” during a cabinet meeting.

The Health Ministry confirmed a 51st victim, a woman in the capital, Tirana, who had been in a coma since she was reportedly hit by a falling brick while leaving her apartment.

Via ANSA/DW

 

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