New Quake Rattles Bulgaria's Pernik Region

Environment | June 16, 2012, Saturday // 10:16|  views

A 5.8 earthquake rattled Bulgaria's Pernik region on May 22, causing building damage. Photo by BGNES

A new earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 points on the Richter scale has been registered in western Bulgaria, in the area of the city of Pernik, Saturday morning.

According to the National Institute in Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, the latest quake happened at 7:51 am and had an epicenter of a depth of 8 km. The epicenter is located 28 km west of the capital Sofia, 4 km west of Pernik and 1 km north of the village of Batanovtsi.

The quake has also been registered by the European Seismology Center.

The shock was not felt on ground floors, just on higher ones. Some residents of Batanovtsi and Pernik have left their homes in a panic, still terrified by the 5.8 tremor that rattled the Pernik region on May 22.

There are no reports of casualties or damage.

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