Thursday, 29 October 2009

Earthquakes Strike Again In My Area - After Estate Agents Reassurances

Yet more earthquakes in the area I live in, (Tundzha/Yambol.) Funny, but when IU first moved over here Estate Agents told me that earthquakes only occur in the mountain regions of Bulgaria and the Thracian Plain doesn’t not have any problems with earthquakes. Well it seem that the mountains have no problems but the Thracian Plains are inundated with quakes recently. Would I have moved to another area if I were told the truth? Actually no, earthquakes are part and parcel of life here, no insurance, just rebuild your buildings when it strikes and that is what I have done recently! Bloody Estate Agents - don’t believe a word they tell you, wherever you are in the world - THEY ARE AFTER YOUR MONEY!

Earthquakes Strike Again In My Area - After Estate Agents Reassurances
A series of mild earthquakes were felt in Bulgaria, starting at 12.21pm on October 28 2009, Bulgarian news agency BTA said.

Scientists from the Seismological Centre and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Geophysics triangulated the tremor at about 245km south-east of the capital city, Sofia.

The earthquake was 3.2 on the Richter scale, near Toundja municipality in the Yambol region, the Civil Protection National Service said.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) confirmed that a 3.1-magnitude tremor epicentred 57km south-east of the town of Stara Zagora, was felt, causing no damage or injuries.

The follow-up to the tremor was slightly stronger, 3.2-magnitude, pinpointed at 10km underground, this time 54 km south-east of Stara Zagora.

The last jolt was a mild 2.8-magnitude at 1pm about 57km north-west of the Turkish city of Edirne, and 26km west of the Bulgarian town of Elhovo,

According to initial reports, there were no casualties from the tremors. There are also no reports of residential structural damage or damage to infrastructure.

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