A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was also felt near Provadia this morning. This is indicated by a reference on the website of the European Seismological Center.
The earthquake has an epicenter about 3 kilometers east of the town of Provadia and about 340 kilometers from Sofia.
The earthquake was felt by the inhabitants of Provadia. No data on material damage.
“The earthquake, which was registered this morning at 6.49 Bulgarian time, near Provadia, is a weak earthquake, but the area there is seismic. earthquakes are felt by the population “, said for BTA Assoc. Prof. Dr. Petya Trifonova – Deputy Director of the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography / NIGGG / of BAS.
She said information had now been received that “the earthquake was accompanied by a rumble”.
“In this area, around Provadia, a large number but small earthquakes are registered,” explained Assoc. Prof. Petya Trifonova.
She specified that these frequent earthquakes there in most cases have a magnitude of about 3 on the Richter scale, or a magnitude of less than 4. There were also two stronger earthquakes, which were a long time ago – in 1900 and 1902. They are were of magnitude 4.1 and 4.2 on the Richter scale, said the Deputy Director of NIGGG-BAS.
“There is no strong seismicity in the area around Provadia, but the area is such that seismic fluctuations are very much felt by people and that is why they are very sensitive to earthquakes,” commented Assoc. Prof. Petya Trifonova. She explained that even if there were subsequent tremors, they would probably be of small magnitude.