Strong earthquake shakes north Bulgaria 2009-04-26 03:40:37   Print

    SOFIA, April 25 (Xinhua) -- A powerful earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale was felt in northern Bulgaria on Saturday evening around 8 p.m. local time (1800 GMT) in the areas of the cities of Dobrich, Pleven and Varna, local press reported.

    Residents of many other cities and towns also reported feeling the shocks.

    According to the Seismological Center with the Geophysical Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the epicenter of the earthquake was about 400 km southeast of Sofia in the region of Vrancha Mountain at Romanian territory.

    There was no immediate report of casualties or property damages.

Editor: Yan
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