3.1-Magnitude Aftershock Rattles Bulgaria's Sofia, Pernik

Society » ENVIRONMENT | May 22, 2012, Tuesday // 19:56| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: 3.1-Magnitude Aftershock Rattles Bulgaria's Sofia, Pernik Photo by BGNES

A new earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richer scale has been registered near the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

The new aftershock – which follows the May 22, 2012, earthquake in Western Bulgaria with a magnitude of 5.9 – occurred at 7:26 pm Tuesday night, according to the European Seismology Center.

The epicenter of the new earthquake was close to the epicenter of the original tremor – it is located 23 km southwest of Sofia and 7 km southeast of the western Bulgarian city of Pernik, at a depth of 2 km.

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