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    Five Injured as 5.2-Magnitude Tremor Hits Greece-Albania Border Region - Reports

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    According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake has struck 13 kilometres to the southwest of the Albanian city of Korce at a depth of 10 kilometres.

    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Greece-Albania border area on Saturday at 04:26 (UTC), according to the United States Geological Survey.

     

    The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, meanwhile, has reported that a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck 73 kilometres to the southwest of the city of Bitola in neighbouring North Macedonia.

    ​The EMSC reported that Albania has experienced at least seven earthquakes in the last 4 hours.

    ​Local media outlets have reported that five people were injured after a house collapsed in the quake.

    The Albanian Defence Ministry, meanwhile, has stated that no extraordinary situation has been reported in any of the country's districts.

    The Albanian authorities said they were monitoring the situation following the tremor and aftershocks, according to local media.

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