Powerful quake kills 16 in Albania as buildings bury residents
Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 9:44 PM
At least 16 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to strike Albania in decades shook the capital Tirana and the country's west and north on Tuesday, tearing down buildings and burying residents under rubble. Residents, some carrying babies, fled apartment buildings in Tirana and the western port of Durres after the 6.4 magnitude quake struck shortly before 4 a.m.
Strong quake near Indonesia's Ambon kills at least 20
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:14 PM
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku has killed at least 20-people, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing to the hills, officials and witnesses said. Disaster officials said the early morning quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 6.8, woke residents of towns such as provincial capital Ambon, about 40km from the epicenter, but the geophysics-agency ruled out a tsunami.