This Tuesday at 3:45 a.m. (local time) Albania was hit by the biggest quake registered in decades. 

According to the United States Geological Survey the earthquake has a 6.4 magnitude, and the epicenter was located near the port city of Durres, about 20 miles from the capital Tirana. 

The quake was also felt in Bulgaria, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Croatia, Italia, Kosovo, Montenegro y Serbia. 

A few hours after the main tremor, a 5.3 magnitude aftershock rocked the city.

At least 14 people dead, most of the bodies had been recovered from the coastal city of Durres, and the rest had been found in a collapsed building. Several more are missing, and 600 people have been injured.

Prime Minister, Edi Rama, said this morning that all government agencies are ‘intensively working to save lives at the fatal spots in Durres and Thumane.’

Also, nearby countries, including Italy and Greece, have been assisting Albania with the recovery operation, while other European leaders have also offered their assistance.

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