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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 14 km east of Paraćin, Pomoravlje, Central Serbia, Serbia, on Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm (GMT +1)

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 14 km east of Paraćin, Pomoravlje, Central Serbia, Serbia, on Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 14 km east of Paraćin, Pomoravlje, Central Serbia, Serbia, on Sunday, Dec 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm (GMT +1)

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.
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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)
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.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 13, 2020 12:48:38 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm (GMT +1)
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude43.85°N / 21.58°E (Pomoravlje, Central Serbia, Serbia)
Antipode43.85°S / 158.42°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) E of Paraćin (Pomoravlje) (pop: 6,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) ESE of Ćuprija (pop: 20,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Jagodina (pop: 35,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) NNE of Kruševac (pop: 75,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Bor (Zentralserbien) (pop: 39,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Trstenik (pop: 49,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) W of Zaječar (pop: 49,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Kragujevac (pop: 147,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Niš (pop: 250,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) SE of Beograd (pop: 1,273,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 5°C (41 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
3.52 kmSmilovac / Serbien, SerbiaZAMG
4.04 kmSerbiaNIEP


Seismic station: Divcibare, Serbia (DIVS/MN network) | Distance from quake: 130 km / 81 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Divcibare, Serbia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (10)

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Paraćin, Pomoravlje, Central Serbia (13.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Ćuprija, Pomoravlje, Central Serbia (18.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ražanj (20.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Durres, Durrës District (330.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Nis / not felt : U Nišu se nije osetio  
Arandjelovac / not felt
Paraćin / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Home, in Paracin... / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Paracin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Donje vidovo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short

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