Monday, 25 May 2009

Yet more Earthquakes in Southwest Bulgaria

The epicenter is directly above the earthquake...

Well it has been a couple of weeks of quakes now at both ends fo Bulgaria. Hopefully the earth's crust in this region is now settled into place for a while and not give many grumbles for a while. I said it before, but better to have lots of little quakes than one big one. That's quite reassuring really.

Series of quakes felt in Bulgaria over the last 24 hours

An earthquake with magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale occurred though with weak intensity in Southwestern Bulgaria at 7:50 on Monday morning, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said. Earlier during the night aftershocks occurred linked to stronger quakes on Sunday. Considerably weaker, they were not felt by the population. The strongest quakes were registered at 19:18 hrs on Sunday – 5.2 on the Richter scale, and at 22:37 on the same say – 4.5 on the Richter scales. Both quakes were felt in the regions of Western and Southwestern Bulgaria. Nobody was hurt and no damage has been reported. The epicenter of all registered quakes is 160 km to the southwest of Sofia, outside Bulgaria. The Ministry of Emergency Situations said no casualties or damage had been reported. Focus News Agency however, reports about cracks in the walls of old houses, fallen roof tiles and chimneys.

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