Bulgaria: No damage or panic during Svoge earthquake

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An earthquake on November 11, epicentered a few kilometres from the Bulgarian town of Svoge, did not cause any damage, according to the authorities. In a statement, Svoge municipality said that it had “no reports of injured people or material damage”.

Rosen Saltirov from Svoge Municipality told Bulgarian National Television (BNT) on November 11 that necessary measures had been taken after the tremor. All water reservoirs and buildings had been checked. Saltirov said that there had not been any panic among residents.

According to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the earthquake had a magnitude of 3.4 on the Richter Scale, while the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre listed it with a strength of 3.9. It happened at 6.54am on Saturday.

Since the epicentre was only 23km north of Sofia, the tremor was felt in the Bulgarian capital as well. Especially residents in high-rises said their buildings had been moving.

Another earthquake was registered to the north of Dimitrovgrad and Haskovo on Saturday. But this one had a magnitude of 2.5 on the Richter Scale only.

Further south, in Turkey, yet another earthquake rattled the region north of the city of İzmir yesterday, with a magnitude of 4.4.

(Photo: The town of Svoge: bulgariatravel.org)

 

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