07:16 GMT09 August 2020
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    The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck near the Albanian capital of Tirana has risen to 21, Albanian media reported.

    On Tuesday, Albania was hit by 6.4-magnitude earthquake, which was followed by several significant aftershocks and caused destruction, especially in the city of Durres.

    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 causes earthquakes and has already resulted in the formation of several mountain ranges in Europe, including the Alps.

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