Earthquake Rocks Area of Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo

Society | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 08:45
Bulgaria: Earthquake Rocks Area of Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo File photo, BGNES

A 4.2-magnitude quake been registered in north central Bulgaria, seismologists say.

There are no reports of injured people or damaged property.

The quake struck just after midnigt local time on Wednesday, its epicenter being 2 km beneath the surface, 19 km east of Veliko Tarnovo.

According to the National Seismological Institute of Bulgaria, the tremor was measured at 3.5 on the Richter scale, not far from the area of Strazhitsa.

In 1986, the area of Strazhitsa was devastated by 5.7-magnitude quake which left three people dead and 80 injured and desroyed 15 000 buildings. Thousands of families are forced to live in temporary shelters for years.

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