Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 17 km northeast of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:01 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 17 km northeast of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:01 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 May 11:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
May 1 11:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.5.
May 1 11:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Date & time: May 1, 2020 11:01:40 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.26°N / 24.89°E (Rakovski, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
Antipode: 42.26°S / 155.11°W
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) WSW of Rakovski (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NE of Plovdiv (pop: 340,500) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) N of Asenovgrad (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Parvomay (pop: 17,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) W of Chirpan (Stara Zagora) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of karurovu~o (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Peshtera (Pazardzhik) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SW of Kazanlak (Stara Zagora) (pop: 55,200) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WNW of Dimitrovgrad (Haskovo) (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) ESE of Sofia (Sofia-Capital) (pop: 1,152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.610 kmBulgariaGFZ
4.510 kmBulgariaEMSC
4.65.3 kmBulgaristan (Bulgaria)KOERI-RETMC
4.50 kmBugarska (Bulgaria)SSS
4.510 km9km SW of Rakovski, BulgariaUSGS

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sofia / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Седя си на клозето и кат раздруса напрао ма раазипа барабар с говната, целия са олях два часа после чистих пода че мерише та се не трай. Едвам  
деби и труса (public domain)
Philippopel, Plovdiv, Plovdiv (16.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I'm on the 3rd floor, felt like shaking up & down. It only lasted a few seconds but I felt pretty disturbed and I went out of the building aftet it stopped.  
Saedinenie Street , Graf Ignatievo,Plovdiv,Bulgari (12.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very loud noise like a very low plane.But the sound seemed to come from under the house .I was standing up in the kitchen and I felt a big shake under my feet , but I didn't fall .It seemed to cross my house from south to north .Just 2 or 3 walkers in the  
Philippopel, Plovdiv, Plovdiv (13.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Live in Trud - 10 kilometers North of Plovdiv. Started with light vibration, increasing in magnitude for about a second, then maintaining the magnutude for about 3-4 seconds. House construction twisted elastically. Strong, constant rumble throughout. No r  
Kavala, East Macedonia and Thrace (152.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight vibration of the dining table and minimal shaking of cut flowers on the table on last floor of 5 story building (reported through our app)  
Philippopel, Plovdiv, Plovdiv (18.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Some objects fell from the tables, my cat started running distressed, open window didn't close violently but moved  
Sofia (136.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 8th floor, pretty light shake  
near Peshtera, Pazardzhik (57.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Dichin Veliko Tarnovo (117.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Plovdiv (17.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Safija, Sofia-Capital (138.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Plovdiv (17.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rakovski, Plovdiv (1.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Turtucaia, Silistra (244.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Philippopel, Plovdiv, Plovdiv (18.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Byala Cherkva, Pavlikeni, Veliko Tarnovo (98.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was downstairs on the sofa and felt a quick movement. Only once. My husband upstairs felt nothing.  
Sofia, Bulgaria (136.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Objects at home were shaking.  
Karliova, Plovdiv (42.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Safija, Sofia-Capital (138.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near Hisarya, Plovdiv (16.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Philippopel, Plovdiv, Plovdiv (16.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Asenovgrad, Plovdiv (27.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Safija, Sofia-Capital (135.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sofia (136.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Philippopel, Plovdiv, Plovdiv (17.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt vertical  
Safija, Sofia-Capital (138.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Plovdiv (19.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Philippopel, Plovdiv, Plovdiv (17.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : short 15 sec  
Stamboliyski, Plovdiv (33.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tetovo (324.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Dolni Dabnik, Pleven (127.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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