Earthquake of 4.3 on Richter scale near Bulgaria’s Plovdiv

An earthquake of 4.3 on the Richer scale was measured at 8.24pm on June 17 at about 15 km south-east of Bulgaria’s second city of Plovdiv, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The quake, at a depth of 15km, struck four km north of the nearby town of Assenovgrad, the centre said.

Plovdiv media said that there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

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