Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Kosovo could be hit by a devastating earthquake


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22.02.2021. 11:08 – 22.02.2021. 11:14

Seismologist Shemsi Mustafa believes that Kosovo should be ready to be hit by an earthquake of up to 6.5 degrees in the future, and that builders should take this into account when constructing buildings.

Kosovo, Photo: map

He said it was a weak earthquake that is shook Gjilan on Saturday was a data for seismologists, in order to know which area in Kosovo and Metohija has the highest seismological activity, reports Gazeta Express.

“We know from the past that this area, as well as Ferizaj, Villa was shaken by a strong earthquake of 6.1 degrees in 1921, and Gjilan by an earthquake of 5.7 degrees in 2002. This earthquake shows us that it is a seismic area that needs to be monitor and an important parameter for builders in the area, “Mustafa said.

According to him, Kosovo is in an area with relatively high activity, which means that in the future it could be hit by large-scale earthquakes that could destroy or damage buildings and leave victims.

“Based on previous studies, earthquakes up to 6.5 degrees could be repeated in the next 100 years. Areas that have similarities with this are Ferizaj, Vitina, Gjilan, Prizren-Gjakova, Peja. East,” Mustafa said.





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