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Earthquake hits Bosnia hours after another one caused devastation in Albania


An earthquake with a magnitude of 5,4 on the Richter scale has hit Bosnia little after 10 am on Tuesday, only hours after Albania’s port city of Durres, some 340 kilometres away, was hit with another devastating earthquake which killed at least six and injured more than 300.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the epicentre of the earthquake, which hit at 10:19 am, is in the area near the southern town of Nevesinje.

The earlier series of earthquakes which his Albania in the night between Monday and Tuesday could be felt in Bosnia as well.

At least six killed, 325 injured, as 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Albania

At least six people have been killed and 325 others wounded after an earthquake with a preliminary rating of 6.4 magnitude struck Albania on Tuesday.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at an approximate depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles) early Tuesday local time.

The epicenter was in the port city of Durres, about 13 miles from the capital Tirana. Social media videos from the area show several buildings have collapsed.

The Albanian Ministry of Health said on Tuesday morning that at least six people had been killed in the earthquake.

Police told CNN-affiliate A2 that one person died after they jumped from the balcony of a building, while three others were killed in the village of Thumane in western Albania.

The cause of death for two other victims is unknown. The health ministry has confirmed that at least 325 people were injured in the quake. Schools have been closed in three cities — Durres, Lezhe and Tirana — until further notice.

This is a developing story.


Source. N1


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