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Death toll in Albania Earthquake rises to 35


Tirana: The death to toll in the earthquake in Albania rises to 35. More than 25 people went missing. According to reports, more than 650 people are in medical treatment. The report from Redcross says the condition of the injured is critical. 6.4 magnitude scale earthquake is reported in Tirana.

Albania lies in a seismologically active region as the Mediterranean Sea is a border between the African and Eurasian plates.

The movement of the African plate to the north – where the Eurasian plate lies – sometimes cause earthquakes and have already resulted in the formation of several mountain ranges in Europe, including the Alps.

The deadliest earthquake in Albania took place on November 26, 1920, in Gjirokaster County, leaving some 200 people dead.

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