Earthquake in Slovenská Ľupča

INHABITANTS of the central Slovak town of Slovenská Ľupča and several nearby villages experienced a mild earthquake on January 10. The quake caused cracks in the plaster coating of the walls of some older houses in Slovenská Ľupča, but no greater damages were reported.

The Slovak daily Hospodárske noviny wrote on January 12 that the mild earthquake was also felt by the inhabitants of Ľubietová, Medzibrod, Podkonice, and in some parts of Banská Bystrica.

The last seismic activity in Ľubietová was recorded about a decade ago and a large earthquake hit the area during the Middle Ages.

Peter Labák, head of the seismology department at the Institute of Geophysics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences said that the earthquake's local magnitude, as measured by the national network of seismic stations, was 2.2.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.