KOSOVO and Metohija were hit by several earthquakes in a short period of time, all in the oral region, and seismologist Slavica Radovanović says that this is another proof that the hotspots are slowly being activated.
The ground did not calm down last night either, so earthquakes of magnitude 2.4, 2.6 and 2.9 on the Richter scale hit three municipalities in Kosovo and Metohija. The first, with a strength of 2.4 degrees on the Richter scale, was registered at 2.20 am with the epicenter near Štrpce. The second, 2.9 degrees, was recorded at 3.08 in the area of the municipality of Stimlje. Somewhat later, more precisely at 4.08 am, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 on the Richter scale was registered in the region of Ferizaj, and the second in less than 12 hours in that municipality.
Although the Institute said that earthquakes of this intensity cannot cause damage to buildings in the epicentral area, citizens are wondering what they are telling us.
“Everything goes towards spring”
– Ferizaj is a hotbed that was active in 2004. Now, they are all slowly appearing there, as we thought and said – said Radovanović and added that it means that everything is going towards spring.
At the beginning of November, Mladenovac and Kragujevac were hit by a series of earthquakes, and even today one is registered in Mladenovac.
When Kragujevac shook on November 3, Radovanovic said that the earthquakes that hit Kragujevac show that seismic activity in Sumadija has been raised to a higher level. She also explained to us that one of the scenarios that could happen is another earthquake of similar magnitude, and then there is a lull, and then a strong shock.
Two days earlier, commenting on the earthquakes that hit Mladenovac last weekend, she said that it was proof that seismic energy had accumulated, that the area was alive, and that in the next period, maybe in ten years, a strong impact in Šumadija could be expected.
A series of earthquakes in Serbia
By the way, before Kosovo and Metohija, an earthquake of magnitude 2.9 on the Richter scale was registered on Sunday in Krusevac, and it was the second during November.
When it comes to Ferizaj, exactly 100 years ago, that is, in 1921, it was hit by an earthquake of 5.7 on the Richter scale. It is one of the five strongest on the Richter scale in the past 100 years in Serbia.
According to the available data in the last 100 years, ten earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5 on the Richter scale have occurred in Serbia. Our country shook the most in spring and autumn, and none of those earthquakes occurred during the winter.
After Ferizaj, the next worst occurred in Lazarevac in 1922, with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale. Then, in 1927 at Rudnik of 6 degrees when 7 people were killed and 8 injured, and then in 1980 at Kopaonik of 5.8 when 30 people were injured. and in 1998 in Mionica with a magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale.
The last earthquake above 5 degrees occurred on November 3, 2010 in Kraljevo. Two people were killed then.
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