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An earthquake just took place and a big one at that! (Sofia, Bulgaria) (UPDATED - 5.8 USGS)

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:24 AM
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Originally posted by ch1n1t0
reply to post by Evltre
 


I am not aware of any quakes happening recently here or at least such that would have enough impact to be even felt. I guess it's deja vu on your side but if you do find something - do share!
edit on 21-5-2012 by ch1n1t0 because: (no reason given)


Sorry - I wasn't clear in my post - I was referring to our own recent experiences in Christchurch New Zealand with what some would call "insignificant" sized earthquakes - we know all too well what EQ's in the high 5's and low 6's can do and was cross someone would rubbish another's experience simply based on the magnitude of the event not being "over 7"
edit on 22-5-2012 by Evltre because: typos!




posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by ch1n1t0
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Then why bother replying at all?

Anyway, they updated the last one and it is 4.9:

Type: Earthquake
17 minutes ago
Magnitude: 4.9
DateTime: Tuesday May 22 2012, 01:30:50 UTC
Region: Bulgaria
Depth: 9.2 km
Source: USGS Feed

EDIT - actually another one was registered at the same time:

Type: Earthquake
25 minutes ago
Magnitude: 4.7
DateTime: Tuesday May 22 2012, 01:30:50 UTC
Region: Bulgaria
Depth: 5 km
Source: CSEM-EMSC Feed
edit on 21-5-2012 by ch1n1t0 because: (no reason given)


there is a quake watch 2012 thread for a more in depth discussion of current quake activity...



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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The day after the earthquake we were hit by a terrible hail storm.. then crows started attacking people in the city center.. Hitchcock - The Birds, anyone?
Several people were hurt by the bird attacks. If you want, you can use google translate, or better yet just use the trasnalation function on Chrome on this source - www.vesti.bg...

Now here are some pictures of the damage from the town of Pernik and the village of Rudartsi, the closest inhabited places to the epicenter.

Pernik:






Rudartsi:





So yeah.. even a 5.8 can do some damage



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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My wife (who's from BG) just had contact with her parents and they told her they felt it in Panagyuriste (100km from Sophia)

Pretty nasty shaking if you ask me.

They also said EQ's are quite rare in BG, which imo is a good thing concidering the state of alot of buildings in your country (no offense meant), a very big one would literally shake your country apart.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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it's a good thing that here in america, they built that new eathquake headquarters on the east coast...just because most of the earthquakes are happening on the west coast, doesn't mean you want to have that HQ's where the quakes actually are...that's like putting the national border control HQ's between idaho and wyoming.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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thanks for showing us here at ATS those pictures...it gives us here a perspective that we don't neccesarily get from the MSM on the actual effects it has on peoples property and lives.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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So my post regarding THE_PROFESSIONAL stupidness is offtopic but his retpost regarding that he does not care for EQs under 7.0 unless its under his butt is not offtopic?

Gotta love ATS...



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, hope you're all ok there!

I've been to Sofia many times, beautiful city with even more beautiful women!


Keep us updated.

Khar



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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No offense taken, but I dare say most socialist constructions are pretty damn solid (which are the predominant type in the capitol), with tons of concrete and steel rebar. Structures in danger are very old houses, mostly found in villages and structures made from small bricks with a binding agent of either low quantity or quality, as was evident in the picture I posted of the collapsed chimineas in Pernik. In fact most damage there and in the capitol was from fallen loose bricks, which is characteristic of new, post-socialist construction.


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Our women are safe and sound



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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TextText These earthquakes are wayyy too frequent these days. My gut says something's up.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Greets folks!

I've been away from the computer this whole day and I'm happy to see that falseveils kept you guys updated with info as well as photos from the local media.

Funny thing is that as soon as I started writing this post I felt another aftershock (the shaking was very light but it continued for more than 10 seconds). And by the time I finished writing this sentence yet another one was felt lol... Damn ANOTHER! Wth... waiting to see those updated on the USGS. Is it normal to have aftershocks occurring every minute or so after having a pretty "shockless" day (only two tremors during the whole day).

Anyway, I'd like to update you on something - seems that the original EQ took one victim but indirectly - it was an elderly woman who was living right at the epicenter. The poor lady suffered a heart attack which took her life.


I can hardly imagine what she went through, knowing that me and my roommate, both in our mid 20s and quite healthy individuals, felt like having our heads exploding from high blood pressure and I even went and threw up at one moment because of the dizziness...

Here is the LINK to the media reporting that.

EDIT - by the time I finished writing this post I felt at least 6-7 tremors. Waiting for updates on those..
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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As falseveils reported several interesting things occurred during the day - we went through a very intense storm with a hail which, in the end, caused the flooding of several streets.. Here is a pretty revealing VIDEO and some photos as well:













As I already stated I am quite the anti doom and gloom guy and don't believe at all in the end of the world theories regarding 2012 but come on... what the hell...

p.s. It's strange that I can feel the current tremors pretty clear but I don't see any updates on the USGS. And I'm quite sure it isn't me imagining things because I tend to be quite skeptical even towards myself when there's a need to.
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by Romekje

They also said EQ's are quite rare in BG, which imo is a good thing concidering the state of alot of buildings in your country (no offense meant), a very big one would literally shake your country apart.


No offence taken, mate.

It is true such earthquakes are a rarity for us, and the fact that almost everyone on the public transport and streets was talking about last night, proves it.

Today I read somewhere that Bulgarian scientists say if an EQ of 6.3 and above at such depth occurred near a populated region here it could literally bring down 90% of the buildings. Now according to me that figure is a bit far fetched but I will have to disagree with falseveils' view - it is true we have some massive blocks of flats from the communist past here in Sofia but in the same time most of the buildings downtown are quite old and many are not well maintained.

So yeah, I def don't want a bigger one occurring anytime soon.

In that line of thought, I heard from an interview with an expert that although it's not necessary happening, it's also not an out of the question scenario that the Pernik fault EQ could trigger the nearby Vitosha fault. And as far as I understood that would be a big no no for us.
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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I am a Bulgarian and I just heard about the earthquake from a friend here in Grand Cayman. Since I am not from Sofia, but from Plovdiv, I guess my relatives are okay, but I will call them first thing tomorrow morning to find out for sure... Now that I am thinking about it, that explains why I saw my mother get online at an awkward time yesterday... Anyway, here on the other hand has been raining for the past two days and everything is under water! I even got stuck with my car and the engine got flooded with water so now I have to replace it... People here say that they have never seen so much rain falling here. It keeps pooring as I write too! Enough off topic though...



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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Hey Ilian,

I most certainly hope that your relatives are fine! The EQ was felt across the most part of Bulgaria, Plovdiv included, but the media are reporting that there were no injured people except for a 65 year old woman from Kyustendil who died from a heart attack (and it still isn't confirmed whether it is directly related with the EQ).

The very next day after the 5.8 earthquake a big cluster of storm clouds passed through whole Bulgaria from West to East. So you could say that it's similar here - flooded streets, damaged trees and cars. It hailed, too, so all in all I get what you mean



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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mysteriousuniverse.org...
Have you read the above yet? One lead-up to this is / was the statement of how todays scientist know the excess Magnetic field CERN produces, yet they prefer to act out the skippers role on the TITANIC and Ignore icebergs. Coulr the CERN be part responsible for more recent build-up of Shallow EQs, many pretty close to such ??? Nice to hear your view on their views, Readers comments here www.sott.net...
also spell out out a few IF style thoughts......
edit on 23-5-2012 by steaming because: I forgot to add second ref concerning possible faults



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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