An earthquake of 5.6 on the Richter scale epicentred in Vrancea in south-eastern Romania at 9.15pm on November 22 was felt throughout northern Bulgaria and on the higher floors of buildings in southern Bulgaria.
The quake, which while one of the strongest in Romania in recent years reportedly caused no serious damage or injuries, was also felt in Moldova and parts of Ukraine.
Seismologists said that the duration of the quake was about 10 to 15 seconds.
Five aftershocks were reported in north-eastern Bulgaria, the strongest of a magnitude of three on the Richter scale.
(Photo: Myles Davidson)