4.6M earthquake causes minor damage in western Serbia

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter near Kosjeric, and 15 kilometers south of Valjevo, in western Serbia, was registered at 21:47 CET on Sunday.

Source: B92, Tanjug

The 30-second earthquake that was preceded by what was described as "a loud bang" was felt throughout the country.

Municipal President Milijan Stojanic told B92 last night that beside the cracks that formed in the walls on some homes in the village of Mrcici at the epicenter, no other damage was reported.

However, Tanjug on Monday morning quoted him as saying that about 100 houses have been damaged, and that some areas of the village are still inaccessible due to snowdrifts.

Stojanic explained that the damage was done mostly to chimneys and roofs on older houses, and that minor damage was also reported at the Culture Center and the municipal building in Kosjeric itself.

The Kosjeric region registered another tremor after midnight, this one measuring 2.5 in magnitude. Four days earlier, the area was affected by a 2.7M quake.

Society

page 1 of 752 go to page