Tag: earthquake
Macedonia 26.07.20 | 12:31

Pendarovski: Every July 26, we remember the earthquake that claimed over 1,000 lives

We need solidarity and unity to overcome challenges our society will face, President Stevo Pendarovski wrote Sunday in a Facebook post, recalling on disastrous earthquake that struck Skopje on July 26, 1963. Every 26 July, we remember the terrible morning in 1963 when the strong earthquake claimed more...

Life 21.05.20 | 11:35

Earthquake felt in Skopje

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale was reported at 12:43 am 760 kilometers south from Skopje, according to the Seismological Observatory within the Skopje-based Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics. The earthquake, with an epicenter in the Mediterranean Sea, measured 2-3 magnitudes...

Balkans 22.03.20 | 12:35

Zagreb hit by powerful earthquake

The earthquake that hit Zagreb early on Sunday morning had a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale and it was followed by another two stronger tremors; strong quakes are usually followed by a number of tremors that cannot be predicted, Seismological Service head Ines Ivancic told a press conference.  This...

Balkans 17.02.20 | 23:26

EU-led donors pledge 1.15 billion euros for reconstruction in Albania

The European Union and international donors on Monday pledged 1.15 billion euros (1.24 billion dollars) to help Albania’s recovery from a devastating earthquake in November. “Good news for the people of Albania: We’ve surpassed our target for the reconstruction of Albania and reached a total of...

Balkans 29.01.20 | 09:44

4.9 Magnitude quake shakes Albania, people in the streets

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook Albania on Tuesday, causing people in the capital of Tirana to pour out of their apartments. Preliminary reports said there were no damage or injuries, New York Times reported. The Defense Ministry said the quake at 9:15 p.m. (2015 GMT) was centered 34 kilometers (20...

Macedonia 25.01.20 | 13:14

Mickoski extends condolences to families of earthquake victims in Turkey: Our thoughts are with you

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski extended heartfelt condolences to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck eastern Turkey on Friday. I would like to express my sincere condolences to Turkey and the friendly Turkish people for the consequences of the devastating earthquake. Condolences to...

Balkans 25.01.20 | 13:05

Earthquake in Turkey claims 21 lives, more than 1,000 injured

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 21 people and injured 1,030, according to the national disaster agency AFAD. At least 17 people were killed in the city of Elazig and four in neighbouring Malatya, AFAD said. The agency reported 274 aftershocks since the quake hit at...

Balkans 24.01.20 | 22:26

Eight dead, hundreds injured after 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey

At least eight people have died after an earthquake struck eastern Turkey, officials told local media, NBC News reports. The tremblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck at around 8:55 p.m. local time (12:55 p.m. ET) in eastern Elazig province, the country’s emergency management agency...

Balkans 23.01.20 | 10:12

Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes Turkey

Turkey’s capital was rattled by a magnitude 4.5 earthquake early Thursday, the country’s disaster agency reported. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said in a statement that the quake’s epicenter was 13 kilometers (8 miles) below the surface in Ankara’s Akyurt district. It...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 09:58

Two earthquakes felt in Stip and the surrounding area this morning

Two earthquakes with epicenters 77 kilometers southeast of Skopje have been felt in Stip and the surrounding area at 8:00h and 8:15h this morning. The Seismological Observatory at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics said that according to current data they were magnitude 3.1 and 2.7.  

Balkans 19.12.19 | 19:48

Another powerful earthquake hits Tirana

Another earthquake has hit Albania’s capital Tirana on Thursday evening. Albanians ran out into the streets as the city shook for 15 minutes. The earthquake happened at 17:03 h and it was 4.7 magnitude, The epicenter was in Vora, Albanian media report.

Balkans 15.12.19 | 11:34

Albania arrests nine people after earthquake

Nine people have been arrested in Albania on suspicion of murder and abuse of power over the collapse of buildings in last month’s earthquake, BBC reported. Two of those arrested on murder charges owned hotels that collapsed in the city of Durres, one of the areas worst hit. Both hotels had been...

Balkans 14.12.19 | 22:39

Albania seeks arrests for quake deaths in collapsed buildings

Albanian prosecutors have issued a series of arrest warrants on charges including murder and abuse of office over the deaths of 51 people killed when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake toppled dozens of buildings last month, police said on Saturday, Reuters reports. Police and prosecutors said initial investigations...

Balkans 01.12.19 | 14:38

Durres Mayor resigns after comments on death toll spark outrage

Mayor of Durres Valbona Sako stated she was resigning today, after her comments last evening on the earthquake death toll in Durres sparked outrage. Sako wrote on Faceebok: “Hurt by the strong negative reactions to a statement I made under stress that exceeds my strength, I resign from the duty of...

Balkans 30.11.19 | 16:25

Albania ceases quake rescue operations, turns to damage assessment

Albanian authorities have ceased rescue operations in earthquake-stricken areas, with the death toll reaching 50, Prime Minister Edi Rama told a news conference on Saturday. Rama said that 41 people remain hospitalized since the quake and that damage assessment has begun. The 6.4-magnitude quake...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 21:21

Ohrid hotels open their doors and offer free accommodation for Durres people

Fear, panic and insecurity among Albanian people after the deadly earthquake. Since tremors continue to be felt in the country following the devastating earthquake, families are massively displaced, fearing to stay in their homes, reports Sitel. Some of the Ohrid hotels, villas and private apartments...

Balkans 29.11.19 | 20:13

Turkey to build 500 homes for families affected by the Albania earthquake

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday at a press conference that Turkey will help Albania to build 500 homes in Durrës for all of the families which were affected by the earthquake. Although Turkey is assisting special search and rescue teams, Erdogan believes that this assistance...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 22:13

Ahmeti, Xhaferi and Osmani visit areas affected by the quake in Albania

Albanian President Ilir Meta, along with Macedonian Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, closely followed Thursday the search and rescue action being carried out in one of the buildings in Durres damaged by the devastating earthquake. They were also accompanied by Vice Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, DUI...

Balkans 28.11.19 | 20:46

Albania earthquake death toll climbs to 46

Hopes were fading Thursday of finding anyone else alive beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings in Albania, two days after a deadly quake struck the country’s Adriatic coast killing at least 46 people and injuring more than 2,000. By Thursday afternoon, search operations were winding down, and...

Balkans 28.11.19 | 11:04

Earthquake death toll in Albania rises to 35

The number of casualties from the devastating earthquake in Albania has risen to 35, local news outlets report. More than 650 were injured and 45 were saved from the rubble of collapsed buildings across the country. Rescuers are still searching for survivors in the worst hit areas around Durres and Tirana.

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