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Strong Earthquake in Macedonia Injures 10

September 1, 1994 GMT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) _ A strong earthquake shook Macedonia early Thursday evening, slightly injuring at least 10 people and damaging several old buildings.

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2, was centered near Bitola, about 60 miles south of the capital of Skopje, the former Yugoslav republic’s seismological institute reported.

Skopje TV said at least 10 people were slightly injured in Bitola. Facades and roofs on some old buildings were damaged, it added.

Several older houses were also damaged 10 miles away in Kavadarci, but there were no reported injuries.


The earthquake was also felt in neighboring Greece and Bulgaria, but there were no reports of injuries or damage there.

Skopje was devastated in a July 1963 quake which killed 1,070 people.

A magnitude 6 quake can cause severe damage in a populated area.