1983 Kopaonik earthquake

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1983 Kopaonik earthquake
1983 Kopaonik earthquake is located in Serbia
1983 Kopaonik earthquake
UTC time??
ISC event
Date *10 September 1983 (1983-09-10)
Origin time *06:14:22 UTC
Local date
Local time
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
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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 1,200 buildings and dwellings damaged.[2]

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


  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.

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