2 More Earthquakes Registered at Bulgarian-Greek Border

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2 More Earthquakes Registered at Bulgarian-Greek Border: 2 More Earthquakes Registered at Bulgarian-Greek Border Four light earthquakes have been registered in southern Bulgaria since Monday. File photo

Two more light earthquakes were registered overnight near the Bulgarian town of Petrich at the Greek-Bulgarian border, according to data from the European Seismological Center.

The first one, with a magnitude of 2.5 on the Richter scale and 5-km deep epicenter, 13 km east of Petrich, occurred at 12:35 am. The second, with a magnitude of 2, had a 10-km deep epicenter, 12 km west of the town of Sandanski, and was registered at 1:10 am.

So far, there is no information about injured people or material damages in the region as a result of neither of the earthquakes.

On Monday a light earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 on the Richter scale was registered at 6:20 pm in Petrich, 170 km from Sofia.

Earlier on Monday, at 12:39 am, another earthquake with a similar intensity, 3.1 on the Richter scale, occurred 9 km northwest from Petrich at a depth of 8 km.

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