Macedonia hit by light earthquake west of Skopje

Residents of Skopje and other towns felt shaking from the quake centred 30 km from the city of Tetovo.

Macedonia hit by light earthquake west of Skopje

A light earthquake of magnitude 4.9 hit 60 km (37 miles) west of the Macedonian capital Skopje on Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but local officials said it did not cause any damage.

Residents of Skopje and other towns felt shaking from the quake centred 30 km from the city of Tetovo at a shallow depth of 10 km, according to the USGS.

The Macedonian geological service gave a lower initial magnitude reading of 4.2 or 4.3, and an official at the Macedonian crisis centre reported no damage.

Reuters
Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2009, 09:14
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