A very strong new earthquake (currently reported with a magnitude of 6.4) hit Albania again today at 3.55 in the morning. The epicenter is around 10 kilometers from Durres and 31 kilometers from Tirana.
Several palaces have collapsed in Durres and Lushnje, as well as various damages in other cities. Currently there are no credible reports of personal injury, but the police are intervening in these moments and do not exclude victims. Other updates will follow.
There are twenty-two confirmed victims. After 16 hours the mother is saved under the rubble, but the child of 8 years dies. Rescue operations continue.
Currently 44 people have been rescued from the rubble while research by the army, police and civil emergency continues in the buildings of Durres and Thumanë.
Premier Rama: All earthquake victims will be housed in hotels until their homes are rebuilt. Prime Minister Rama has announced that there will be agreements with the hotels in Durres, Kavajë and Vlora to accommodate families left homeless.
A12 hours from the 6.4 magnitude quake count the victims. 17 are the people who lost their lives and dozens more under the rubble of 9 buildings. Rescue operations continue
The message of the Premier Rama addressed to the country
Placed by Edi Rama op Dinsdag 26 november 2019
Andrea Riccardi (Dante Alighieri Society Society): Close to the Albanian people
"We are close to the Albanian people in these dramatic moments," said Andrea Riccardi, president of the Dante Alighieri Society.
"The news of the earthquake that struck the northern coast of Albania in the early hours of the morning makes us very sad. The historic presence of our committees and certification centers, the recent opening of the Italian School in Tirana, are an expression of the strong historical, emotional and cultural link between the Albanian and Italian communities. I express great sorrow and sincere condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this tragic circumstance ”.
The village of Thumane is devastated: rescuers dig in the rubble
Thumane, about 20 km from Durres, is so far the country most affected by the 6,4 magnitude earthquake recorded in Albania during the night. This is the most powerful earthquake in the country in recent decades. In Thumane, two children have now been rescued while three have been crushed to death in the collapse of a building. Many buildings collapsed, burying the residents in the rubble.
Earthquake in Albania, devastated the village of Thumane: rescuers dig in the rubbleThumane, about 20 km from Durres, is so far the country most affected by the 6,4 magnitude earthquake recorded in Albania in the night. This is the most powerful earthquake in the country in recent decades. Video: TV Report
Placed by ALBANIA NEWS op Dinsdag 26 november 2019
Video: TV Report
Earthquake in Albania, Tg2 Rai of 13: 00
At least fifteen people lost their lives due to the 6.4 earthquake that struck the northern coast of Albania near Durazzo during the night. Another earthquake - the fifth, of magnitude 4.8 - struck the northern coast at the 8: 27 this morning.
The epicenter of the new earthquake was detected at 21 km southwest of Mamurras, with hypocenter at 10 km depth. Meanwhile, the Albanian Defense Minister, Olta Xhacka, has said that so far in the area have registered over 100 aftershocks.
Sources of Albania News know that volunteers from the fire service are leaving from Italy and that from Prishtina the Italian base soldiers there are organizing themselves to give all possible help to the affected population in Albania.
The Albanian Ministry of Culture invites all associations and companies to offer their help in this moment of solidarity for families and needy citizens affected by the earthquake.
To help all the families affected by the earthquake, several bank accounts have already been made available by the Ministry. Below is the account in EURO
Title: "Kontribute vullnetare, Emergjenca"
IBAN in EUR: AL72 2121 1016 0000 0000 0030 0003
Photos from the earthquake
Status of Prime Minister Edi Rama
All friends of Albania are activating quickly 🙏 The President of the Council Conte and Prime Minister Mitzotakis have started airplanes with special teams🙏
President Macron and President Erdogan have expressed my full availability for any need. The embassies of the EU and the US immediately gave their availability.
Contacts continue intensively.
President Thaçi also telephoned me early this morning, who activated the FSK special teams to the emergency areas to extract people still under the rubble🙏
Contacts continue, while in the affected areas everything is being done at every point where there are rubble, as well as to assist all those affected who need medical help.
The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Markoviç, has announced that a special support team for the displaced is leaving for Albania and another specialized support team for emergencies is leaving from Serbia to our country, he has me announced the President Vuçiç🙏
Chancellor Merkel has set in motion the emergency aid mechanism "
The Prime Minister of Macedonia of
Nord, Zaev, and the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Borisov, said they were ready to activate their aid mechanisms🙏
The magnitude 6.4 Richter scale for the earthquake in Albania is confirmed. According to official sources, there are at least 150 injured. There is a first victim in Thumanë, in the province of Durres. There are dozens of people under the rubble and perhaps this nefarious budget will be updated in the coming hours, while we continue to dig. It is from 1926 that Albania did not suffer such a serious earthquake.
At least 90 people have turned to the emergency room, only in Durres in Tirana. Interruptions of electricity are reported in various cities.
Prime Minister Rama, together with the Minister of the Interior Lleshaj, and of Health Siriu, went to Durres. The city will appear to have suffered the most serious damage. Several collapsed buildings are reported, roads blocked. Currently it is working in the rubble to look for trapped people.
There is still no official news from the institutions, but according to unconfirmed rumors there are at least 2 victims, to Thumanë and Kurbin.
The Ministry of Education has announced that today the school will be suspended in Tirana and Durazzo.
There would be a third victim in Fushë Kruje. The search for people under the rubble continues.
A miracle of life in Tirana. A few minutes after the earthquake, two twins are born. Born just at 04: 20.
Unë dhe shokët and mi edhe këtë herë në maternitet. Këta bebusha binjakë lindën 20 minuta pas tërmetit. Kjo është simboloka më and mirë and vijimësisë së jetës. Nuk kam më fjalë! ❤❤
Placed by Anika N. Dokle op Maandag 25 november 2019
Earthquake fear returns in Albania: at 03: 54 on Tuesday 26 a violent earthquake with 6.4 magnitude was felt throughout the country.
The quake was also felt in central and southern Italy. It is the second violent earthquake that affects the Land of Eagles in the last three months after that of last September 21.
In Durres - reports Top Channel - a building has been badly damaged and its residents have not yet managed to get out.
The reference number for emergencies is the 112.