4.5-Magnitude Quake near Bulgaria's Pernik Felt in Macedonia

Environment | July 14, 2012, Saturday // 19:32|  views

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The 4.5-magnitude jolt which struck Western Bulgaria Saturday afternoon was also felt in eastern and northeastern Macedonia.

No victims or material damages have been reported so far.

The quake struck at 3.52 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers and was epicentered 7 km southeast of Pernik and 19 kilometers west of Sofia, very near to the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude jolt which hit the region in the small hours of May 22.

Experts at the Geophysical Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) have rejected the possibility of a stronger earthquake occurring after Saturday's jolt.

However, lighter aftershocks may be felt in the area.

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Tags: Pernik, Earthquake, Richter scale, Western Bulgaria, macedonia


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