Over 5 on the Richter scale hit Thessaloniki, shook Blagoevgrad, felt in Sofia

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A strong earthquake was felt a minute ago in Blagoevgrad, a reporter told the newspaper.

The quake was also felt on the high floors in Sofia.

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale was registered shortly before 2 pm in the northern part of the Aegean Sea south of the Mount Athos peninsula, according to the website of the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The quake occurred at 13.48 Bulgarian time and had a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter is in the sea south of the Halkidiki peninsula.

Minutes after the quake, two aftershocks followed with magnitudes of 3.7 and 3.1 on the Richter scale, respectively.

According to other sources, the magnitude was 5.5 on the Richter scale and lasted 30 seconds.

The epicenter was 138 km southeast of Thessaloniki and its depth was 2 km.
No damage or injuries were reported.

Only minutes ago, people from Blagoevgrad, Sandanski, Sofia and Plovdiv announced that they felt the quake in our country as well. Residents of Sofia claim that it was about 30 seconds.


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