2.4-Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Southwestern Bulgaria

Environment | June 5, 2013, Wednesday // 10:13|  views

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A 2.4-magnitude earthquake was registered Wednesday morning near the southwestern Bulgarian town of Kresna.

According to reports of the Geophysical Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the jolt was registered at 6.46 am and its epicenter was near the section of the E79 main road connecting the towns of Kresna and Simitli.

The earthquake had a depth of 16 km.

According to reports of the European Mediterranean Seismological Center, the quake had a magnitude of 2.2 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was 9km northeast of Stara Kresna, 22km southeast of Blagoevgrad and 93km south of Sofia, at a depth of 2km

There are no reports of victims or material damage.

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Tags: Earthquake, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, European Mediterranean Seismological Center, Kresna


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