Light Earthquake Hits Bulgaria's ChirpanEnvironment | May 9, 2009, Saturday // 10:32| views
The Geophysics Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences confirmed the report of an earthquake near the town of Chirpan measuring 2,5 on the Richter scale Photo by dadisp.com
A light earthquake measuring 2,3 on the Richter scale hit the area around the Bulgarian town of Chirpan at 11:50 pm Friday evening.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 190 km southeast of the capital Sofia. There are no reports of injuries or damage to buildings. Experts say it is impossible for a shock of this magnitude to cause any material damage.
The tremor was felt lightly in the earthquakes epicenter.
The report was made by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center.
The Geophysics Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences confirmed the earthquake report. According to their data, it measured 2,5 on the Richter scale.
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