New Quake Registered in Southern Bulgaria Monday

Environment | June 4, 2012, Monday // 11:55|  views

The latest earthquake in Bulgaria happened at 9:19 am and had an epicenter located near the southern town of Belovo, about 73 km from the capital Sofia. File photo

Another shock with a magnitude of 2.2 points on the Richter scale has been registered in southern Bulgaria Monday morning.

The aftershock comes in the aftermath of two tremors occurring late Sunday evening with a magnitude of 3.5 and 3.2 respectively.

According to the National Institute in Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, the latest quake happened at 9:19 am and had an epicenter of a depth of 3 km. The epicenter is located between the city of Pazardzhik and the town of Velingrad, again in the area of the town of Belovo, 73 km southeast of the capital Sofia.

The quake has not been registered by the European Seismology Center.

A tremor of 3.5 magnitude was registered at 5:38 am on the territory of neighboring Greece, 238 km south from Sofia.

BAS experts are adamant that these shocks are not new, but secondary and that there is no connection between them and the one of 5.8 magnitude that hit the western region of Pernik on May 22, or with those felt in Italy, and in Greece.

There are no reports of casualties or damages.

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