Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Plovdiv - Shaken But Not Stirred

Earth tremors are common in Bulgaria, but sometime the bigger ones hit and that’s big news. Plovdiv and surround felt the most recent one yesterday with some structural damage reported and warnings of more aftershocks. After a few days this will be forgotten about until the next one comes. This is part of daily life here in Bulgaria where the people are often shaken but not stirred.

Plovdiv - Shaken But Not Stirred
Three tremors were registered in Bulgaria on Monday. They were felt in the cities of Plovdiv and Asenovgrad and neighboring villages of Krumovo, Yagodovo and Katunitsa. The three earthquakes were recorded at 11:40 a.m., 1:44 p.m. and 1:47 p.m. local time respectively. They measured 3,6, 3,5 and 3 on the Richter scale.

No people were reported injured. It was only reported that walls cracked and chimneys fell.

The earthquakes registered in the district of Plovdiv on Monday have fading strength, according to the data obtained by Geophysical Institute with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences-Plovdiv, Svetla Maslinkova, assistant with the Institute, told FOCUS News Agency’s correspondent.

According to her more, but weaker tremors are expected in the next couple of days.

The district is characteristic with a series of earthquakes – since 2000. In 2000 there were more than 50 aftershocks, as 15 of them were felt by the local residents.
Today’s jolt had 5 aftershocks, but people felt only the last one, reported at 13.45 p.m.

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