Ohrid can’t catch a break, rattled again with multiple earthquakes


Ohrid and its surroundings keep getting rattled by flurry of quakes, one after another for nearly two weeks now.

The latest quake registered 3.3 magnitude according to the Richter scale. Four quakes occurred earlier in the day, one at 2:52pm with a magnitude of 2 on the Richter scale, then another hit at 4:32pm with a strength of 3.1 and another one at 6:54pm with a magnitude of 3.1 according to the Richter scale.

The epicenter of all quakes was Ohrid and its surroundings. According to the Macedonian Seismological Observatory at Ss Cyril and Methodius University, over the past two weeks Ohrid has been shaken by over 1,000 earthquakes.

Some of the stronger quakes have caused cracks in the walls of buildings and houses. Tourists in Ohrid have also been alarmed over the constant tremors and shakes in the city.