Aegean Sea earthquake felt in Bulgarian capital Sofia

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Greece in the Aegean Sea was felt in Bulgarian capital Sofia on January 8, shortly after 4.15pm local time.

The earthquake epicentre was at the depth of 11km, about 193km north of Izmir in Turkey, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre data.

The US Geological Survey, which tracks earthquakes worldwide, put the depth at 10km and the magnitude at 5.7 on the Richter scale.

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