Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 8.8 km northeast of Madan, Smolyan, Bulgaria, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 03:13 (GMT) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 8.8 km northeast of Madan, Smolyan, Bulgaria, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 03:13 (GMT)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

5 Aug 03:17 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
Aug 5 04:05: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 8.0 km.
Aug 5 04:08: Magnitude recalculated from 2.9 to 3.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 5.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 5, 2020 03:13:00 UTC -
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.55°N / 25.02°E (Madan, Smolyan, Bulgaria)
Antipode: 41.55°S / 154.98°W
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) S of Banite (pop: 1,280) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) NE of Madan (pop: 5,660) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NNW of Nedelino (pop: 5,020) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of Smolyan (pop: 32,100) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SE of Chepelare (pop: 5,480) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Xanthi (East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSE of Asenovgrad (Plovdiv) (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSE of Philippopel (Plovdiv) (pop: 340,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SW of Dimitrovgrad (Haskovo) (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) SE of Sofia (Sofia-Capital) (pop: 1,152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
3.010 kmBulgariaEMSC
2.98.5 kmYunanistan (Bulgaria)KOERI-RETMC
3.013 km (Bulgaria)NOA
2.87 kmBugarska (Bulgaria)SSS

User reports for this quake (9)

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Snezhinka (Kardzhali reservoir) 6741 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Two movements, the second stronger than the first. The second felt as if the house jolted sideways and back again.  
Echínos (Greece, 31 km S of epicenter) : I felt it from Greece with a noise. (reported through EMSC)  
(Bulgaria, 31 km E of epicenter) : Едва го усетих... (reported through EMSC)  
Kardzhali (Bulgaria, 31 km E of epicenter) : I was sleeping , noise got me up and very shaky (reported through EMSC)  
Ardino (Bulgaria, 10 km E of epicenter) : yerin sallandığını hissettim (reported through EMSC)  
Ardino (Bulgaria, 10 km E of epicenter) : Силно обучени подобно на гръмотевица ... (reported through EMSC)  
Ardino (Bulgaria, 10 km E of epicenter) : Усетих го като тътен за секунда (reported through EMSC)  
Madan (Bulgaria, 9 km SW of epicenter) : Felt in Madan for seconds. Preceded with some noise. (reported through EMSC)  
Ardino (Bulgaria, 9 km NE of epicenter) : В Ардино се усети (reported through EMSC)  
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