M 5.6 BULGARIA on May 22nd 2012 at 00:00 UTC

Last update: 26 June 2012 at 08:18 UTC

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Earthquake details

An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Western Bulgaria, on May 22nd, 2012, 25km south west of the bulgarian capital, Sofia. This shallow earthquake was largely felt in the region and up to Greece and Macedonia. No severe injuries have been reported so far, though a state of emergency was declared in Pernik (the closest city to the epicenter) and superficial damages were observed.

More information on the main shock is available here.

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Aftershocks locations

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Intensity map

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Comments posted by the witnesses

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A video posted by a witness. Video of the security camera in Sofia, Bulgaria (26 Km of the epicenter) taken during the shake.

Epicenter location

Main Shock Epicenter Location
Past Regional Seismicity as from the ISC catalogue (1964-2004) and EMSC Real Time catalogue (2005-today)
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