Albania Earthquake

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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.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at an approximate depth of 20 kilometers early Tuesday.

At least six people lost their lives and 325 injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Albania.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at an approximate depth of 20 kilometers early Tuesday.

The epicenter was in the port city of Durres, about 21 kilometers 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 said 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 earthquake.

Schools have been closed in three cities which are Durres, Lezhe and Tirana until further notice.

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