Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 2 km depth
13 Dec 12:54 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
13 Dec 13:02: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 4.0 km (from 3.1 to 2.5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.6 mi) towards WSW.
13 Dec 13:38: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 2.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards E.
Update Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 12:57
Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 10 km southeast of Paraćin, Serbia around noon
4.3 quake 13 Dec 1:48 pm (GMT +1)
Just 8 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Paraćin, Pomoravlje, Central Serbia, Serbia. The tremor was recorded around noon on Sunday 13 December 2020 at 1:48 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 5 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Paraćin (pop. 6,000) located 10 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ćuprija (pop. 20,600) located 16 km from the epicenter, Jagodina (pop. 35,600) 26 km away, Kruševac (pop. 75,300) 33 km away, and Trstenik (pop. 49,000) 49 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bor (pop. 39,400) located 52 km from the epicenter, Kragujevac (pop. 147,500) 53 km away, and Niš (pop. 250,000) 65 km away.
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