Is it true that there is a modern city in Yugoslavia which has been destroyed by earthquakes three times?
The city of Skopje, Yugoslavia was not quite completely destroyed on July 26, 1963. Only three percent of the residential buildings were undamaged. About half of the buildings in the city were reduced to rubble or damaged beyond repair. The city had been destroyed twice before, in the years 518 and 1555. Unfortunately, these lessons were apparently of too ancient memory to have had sufficient influence on the local building code.