3.2 Quake Shakes Bulgaria's Dospat near Greek Border

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Bulgaria: 3.2 Quake Shakes Bulgaria's Dospat near Greek Border File photo by BGNES

A mild earthquake was felt early on Tuesday in the town of Dospat in Bulgaria's Rhodopi Mountain, close to the Greek border.

The quake measured 3.2 on the Richter scale and struck at 7:25 a.m., the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) said in statement.

The epicenter was registered 11 kilometers southwest of the town Dospat, at a depth of 2 kilometers.

The tremor was felt in Dospat, even on lower floors of buildings, and was accompanied by a strong roar and a horizontal shock.

There are no reports of damages, injuries or panic among the town's residents.

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