2-Magnitude Aftershock Registered near Sofia

Society » ENVIRONMENT | May 27, 2012, Sunday // 10:05| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: 2-Magnitude Aftershock Registered near Sofia Experts have warned that Bulgaria may experience aftershocks for a month after the major earthquake. Photo by dariknews.bg

A light earthquake was registered southwest of Sofia early on Sunday, according to reports of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry.

The earthquake struck at 7.19 a.m. about 25 kilometers southwest of Sofia, according to data of the Geophysical Institute (GPhI) of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS).

The quake had a magnitude of around 2 on the Richter scale and was not felt in other parts of the country.

No injuries or major material damages have been reported by local authorities.

At around 3 a.m. on May 22, a 5.8-5.9 earthquake jolted Bulgaria's southwestern city of Pernik and its surroundings.

The regions of Pernik and Sofia have since then experienced a series of lighter aftershocks.

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