4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale has been registered along Bulgaria's northeast coast in the Black Sea.
The earthquake struck at 8:58 EET, with an epicenter located 21 km east of the town of Kavarna, at a depth of 2 km, the Mediterranean Seismology Center reported, as cited by BTA.
The tremor led the residents of the northeastern Bulgarian town of Shabla to leave their homes but according to Shabla Mayor Rayna Bardareva, there was no panic, as cited by Darik Radio.
Bardareva had no data about injured persons or damages caused by the new tremor.
Monday night’s earthquake off the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is the second in the past 24 hours, as a 2.6-magnitude earthquake was registered 45 km southeast of Varna Sunday night.
The newest earthquake near Shabla had roughly the same magnitude as the 4.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the town in the summer of 2009 causing material damages.
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