Earthquake of 4.8 on Richter scale in Greece felt in southern Bulgaria

An earthquake of 4.8 on the Richter scale epicentred in northern Greece on November 10, was felt in south-western Bulgaria, local media reports said.

The earthquake was at 12.12pm UTC, or 2.17pm Sofia time, and had a depth of 10km, according to provisional data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) and US Geological Survey.

EMSC said that the epicentre was nine km west of the village of Kristóni, which put it about 190km south-west of Sofia and 160km south-east of Macedonian capital Skopje.

According to Bulgarian private broadcaster Darik Radio, the earthquake was felt in the town of Blagoevgrad, in south-western Bulgaria (about 120km away from the epicentre), and the top stories of higher buildings in Sofia and Plovdiv. There were no reports of any damages in Bulgaria.

(Photo: Myles Davidson)



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