Strongest tremor in decades rocks Albania, residents trapped in rubble

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The most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and nearby port town of Durres early on Tuesday, causing at least two buildings to collapse and trapping residents in the rubble, officials said.

The 6.4 magnitude quake struck shortly before 4 a.m. local time (0300 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, the second powerful tremor to hit the region in two months.

It was centred 30 km west of Tirana, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the USGS said.

One person died in the town of Kurbin, in central northern Albania, after panicking...


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