Sunday, 26 April 2009

Earthquake Hits Bulgaria

Bulgaria is prone to earthquakes to the north and the south where the mountains hit the plains. This one last night is is in the North of the country along the line of the Balkan Mountains. This won't be the last, at least they are regular causing them to me not too severe. The longer you wait for them the bigger jolts you get.

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale was felt in northern Bulgaria on Saturday evening around 8 p.m. local time (1800 GMT) in the areas of the cities of Dobrich, Pleven and Varna, local press reported.

Residents of many other cities and towns also reported feeling the shocks.

According to the Seismological Center with the Geophysical Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the epicenter of the earthquake was about 400 km southeast of Sofia in the region of Vrancha Mountain at Romanian territory.

There was no immediate report of casualties or property damages.

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