Mild earthquake in north-eastern Bulgaria causes minor damage

An earthquake of 3.5 on the Richter scale was registered on August 13 2013 at 9.14am, epicentred eight km south-east of Provadiya in north-east Bulgaria, about 33km west of the Black Sea city of Varna.

The depth was about five km, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

Cracks were found in the walls of kindergartens and municipal buildings in the town of Devnya after the earthquake. Mayor Atanas Kuzev said that the number of buildings damaged, and the extent of the damage, would be checked and the matter tabled at the next meeting of the municipal committee on disasters and emergencies and forwarded to the inter-ministerial commission on disaster management.

(Photo: Myles Davidson)



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