Ohrid rattled by two quakes


An earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Rochter scale has been registered Sunday at 14:31h in the Ohrid region, the Seismological Observatory at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Skopje said.

Earlier today, a quake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale rattled Ohrid and its neighboring area, forcing citizens to abandoned their homes. There are no reports of serious damage.

Since 18 June over 800 earthquakes have been registered in Ohird region. The earthquakes were mainly weak with magnitude between 1 to 2 on the Richter scale. The strongest earthquake was registered on June 20 at 3:10pm with magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale and with intensity range of V according to European Macroseismic Scale.