Monday, 9 March 2015

Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake in western Serbia.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake at a depth of about 6 km, in the Kolubara District of western Serbia slightly after 9.45 pm local time (slightly after 8.45 pm GMT) on Sunday 8 March 2015. hese are no reports of any damage or injuries associated with this event, but people reported feeling it across much of western and northern Serbia, as well as eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The approximate location of the 8 March 2015 Kolubara District Earthquake. Google Maps.

The states of the western Balkan Peninsula, forms the eastern margin of the Adriatic Plate, a piece of the African Plate that has broken away and is now wedged into the southern part of the Eurasian Plate. This is being squeezed by the impact of Africa into Europe from the south, which is pushing western Italy, which sits on the Eurasian Plate, to the east, and Greece and Turkey, which sit on the Aegean and Anatolian Plates, to the west. This squeezing leads to uplift around the margins of the Adriatic Plate, in the Apennine Mountains of central Italy and the mountain ranges of the west Balkan Peninsula.

Outline map showing the approximate positions of the Eurasian (EU), Adriatic (AD) and African (AF) Plates. Di Bucci & Mazzuli (2003).

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