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2012 May 22 00:00:33 UTC
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 00:00:33 UTC
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 03:00:33 AM at epicenter
9.1 km (5.7 miles)
23 km (14 miles) W (274°) from SOFIA, Bulgaria
116 km (72 miles) SE (128°) from Nis, Yugoslavia
148 km (92 miles) ENE (59°) from SKOPJE, F.Y.R. of Macedonia
horizontal +/- 11 km (6.8 miles); depth +/- 4 km (2.5 miles)
NST=514, Nph=514, Dmin=18.9 km, Rmss=0.86 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Sofia. A strong earthquake was felt in Sofia about 3.00 hours tonight. It shook people in their beds and forced many of them panic to leave buildings. Duty seismologists reported that the quake was centered between Sofia and Pernik and has a magnitude between 5 and 5.8 on the Richter scale.
Swaying on earth lasted nearly 10 seconds. A few minutes later and had felt a slight aftershocks.
Over the weekend earthquake of 6 on the Richter scale shook and northern Italy. The disaster killed six people.
Strong earthquake felt in Sofia was exactly 3:00 in the morning. 4 minutes later followed by the second quake.
The quake was magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale. The depth is only 0.6 km. According to the National Centre of Seismology epicenter in Radomir.
Other sources indicate earthquake between Sofia and Pernik.
The second quake was 4.7 on the Richter scale and was at a depth of 15.7 km.
2 more quakes of magnitude 2 and 2.5 were recorded in the next 20 minutes.
Right now a fifth earthquake. It was 2.8 on the Richter scale and is in Pernik district Whitewater, just north of the former.
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