Minor earthquakes rattle Bulgaria and Greece

Two minor earthquakes, one in Greece and one in Bulgaria, have occurred in the past few hours.

At 6.05am locat time, an earthquake shook Northern Greece. It had a magnitude of 3.9, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. This tremor’s epicentre was located very close to the Bulgarian border, nine kilometres north of the Greek settlement of Néon Petrítsion, and 149 kilometres south of Sofia, the Bulgarian capital city.

This earthquake was most likely felt in parts of southern Bulgaria as well.

A few hours earlier, at 1.50am, another earthquake was registered, in this case on Bulgarian territory. The magnitude was 3.1. The epicentre was 15km south-west of Chirpan in Central Bulgaria, 35km east of Plovdiv, and 164km east of the Bulgarian capital city Sofia.

This particular tremor in Bulgaria took place in a depth of 10km. At this stage it is unclear whether it was felt by residents in or around Plovdiv.





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