Earthquake of 4 on Richter Scale in Macedonia felt in Bulgarian towns

An earthquake of four on the Richter Scale, 10km north of Novo Selo in the Republic of Macedonia on February 28, was felt in the Bulgarian municipalities of Sandanski, Kresna and Petrich, local media reports said.

The earthquake was at 12.17pm Skope time and 13.17pm Sofia time.

According to provisional data of the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the quake was at a depth of two km, 10km north-east of the Macedonian town of Sušica and 136km south-east of the former Yugoslav republic’s capital Skopje.

In the Bulgarian municipalities, the quake caused household objects to fall and left people shaken, local media said.

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