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The earthquake of 5 degrees of European macro seismic scale hit Ohrid region yesterday at 15.10. The movement of the soil was most felt by the citizens of Ohrid, who panicked, especially those in multi-storey buildings, and they abandoned their homes, and the nearby towns of Resen and Struga were also shaking a little bit.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, the epicenter was located 8 kilometers north of the village of Jankovec, at a depth of about 3 kilometers. The earthquake was also felt in Bitola, Kicevo and Debar where it had the intensity of 4 degrees, and in Skopje and Veles 3 degrees, they said from the Seismological Observatory of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics in Skopje.
Three days ago, a series of earthquakes, the strongest of which was 3.6 degrees, scared the inhabitants of Ohrid, who now fear that the frequent movement of the soil can "wake up" the only living volcano in the Balkans above the Kosel village, which inhabitants call Duvalo.
According to the SDK portal, earthquake experts, for many years, have been persuading people that this volcano is harmless, that it is alive, but that it can not throw out a lava or cause earthquakes.
Volcano or sulphate ground Duvalo, in textbooks in the former Yugoslavia, is described as a rare geological phenomenon, as the only living volcano in the Balkans.
It is the remains of a former active volcano, located at an altitude of 740 meters. Its crater is half a meter wide and about 30 centimeters deep from which sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide are released. This volcano is a natural phenomenon with a specific crater, and the smell of sulfur is felt in a diameter of about three kilometers.
The volcano is located above the village, in which the sharp smell of broken eggs is felt. You reach it on foot uphill. And when you come to it, there is nothing special, besides one smaller hole with gas spilling out of it, seamlessly, mostly sulfur dioxide.
Although the unpleasant volcanic evaporations and the scent of rotten eggs, which people have already become accustomed to, have "healing properties", Kosel residents complain that Duvalo is causing great problems because it is destroying electrical appliances.
(Telegraf.co.uk / D.J.)