An intense earthquake swarm is in progress near the city of Ohrid, Macedonia since June 18, 2017. Major earthquakes occurred in this region during historical times and the seismic hazard is among the highest of the Balkan Peninsula. The last prominent earthquake in this region occurred on February 18, 1911. It was a magnitude 6.7 earthquake at a depth of 15

km (9.3 km). EMSC registered a total of 68 earthquakes between 00:00 UTC on June 18 and 12:08 UTC on July 3, with magnitudes ranging from 2 to 5 and depths between 1 and 21 km (0.6 to 13 miles).  The strongest earthquake so far was M5.0 at 11:18 UTC on July 3, 2017. It was a widely felt and damaging earthquake at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).  READ MORE