Two earthquakes in southern Bulgaria

An earthquake of 3.7 on the Richter scale was registered seven km west of Dospat in southern Bulgaria, 134km south-east of capital city Sofia, at 9.48am on August 28 2013, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The depth was two km, the centre said.

Around the same time, Bulgaria’s national institute of geophysics, geodesy and geography said that there had been an earthquake of four on the Richter scale in the region of the town of Gotse Delchev.

At 11.43am, an earthquake, of 3.7 on the Richter scale, was registered in the region of Satovcha, south-western Bulgaria, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The quake was at a depth of two km. The epicentre of the earthquake was 11km south-east of Satovcha, 44km north of Drama, Greece, 50km west of Smolyan and 142km south-east of Sofia.


(Photo: Myles Davidson)



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