Bulgaria: Earthquake registered close to Sofia

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Bulgaria: Earthquake registered close to Sofia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter Scale occurred in Bulgaria at 6.54am on the morning of November 11. According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the epicentre was 23km north of capital city Sofia, and eight km south of Svoge.

The tremor was measured two km below the ground. At this stage, there are no reports of any injuries or damage.

Many residents of Sofia, who were already awake when the earthquake happened, did not feel anything at all, but some did.

On the Seismological Centre’s website, one person in Sofia said that it had been a very brief quake, during which his bedroom had “moved”. Another Sofia resident, living on the seventh floor of an apartment building, reported feeling a weak tremor.

The last relatively strong earthquake took place in May 2012. It was epicentered close to Pernik and had a magnitude of 5.6. The quake resulted in damage in Pernik and Sofia.

 

 

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