1983 Kopaonik earthquake

1983 Kopaonik earthquake occurred on September 10 at 06:14 UTC with a body wave magnitude of 5.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The epicenter was in the Kopaonik mountains of Serbia. It affected seven villages, leaving 200 homeless, and damaged 1,200 buildings and dwellings.[2]

1983 Kopaonik earthquake
1983 Kopaonik earthquake is located in Serbia
1983 Kopaonik earthquake
UTC time1983-09-10 06:14:24
ISC event568120
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateSeptember 10, 1983 (1983-09-10)
Magnitude5.1 mb
Depth10 km (6 mi)
Epicenter43°14′46″N 20°51′32″E / 43.246°N 20.859°E / 43.246; 20.859Coordinates: 43°14′46″N 20°51′32″E / 43.246°N 20.859°E / 43.246; 20.859[1]
Areas affectedSerbia
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)
CasualtiesNone reported

Kopaonik was hit five times by earthquakes of intensity VII to VIII between 1978 and 1985.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 27 August 2010.
  2. ^ Associated Press (13 September 1983). "Earthquake in Serbia". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Roux, Michel (1992). Les Albanais en Yougoslavie: Minorité nationale, territoire et développement (in French). Les Editions de la MSH. p. 93. ISBN 9782735104543.

Further readingEdit

  • Trifunac, M.D.; Ivanović, S.S. (December 2003), "Re-occurrence of site-specific response in former Yugoslavia—part II: Friuli, Banja Luka and Kopaonik", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 23 (8): 663–681, doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2003.07.002