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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 35 km WSW of Sofia, Bulgaria on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake  - 35 km WSW of Sofia, Bulgaria on Tuesday, 15 September 2020
15 Sep 23:13 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 22:56 UTC
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.54°N / 22.96°E (Bulgaria)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (0 mi) SW of Radomir (pop: 14,800)
9 km (6 mi) SW of Pernik (pop: 82,500)
20 km (12 mi) N of Bobov Dol (pop: 6,200)
35 km (21 mi) SW of Sofia (pop: 1,152,600)
140 km (87 mi) NE of Skopje (pop: 474,900)
148 km (92 mi) E of Pristina (pop: 550,000)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 15 Sep 22:56 UTCM 2.5 / 2 km35 km WSW of Sofia, BulgariaEMSC

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Pernik Bulgaria / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : It felt like the building we live in was hit by something. The stray dogs also started barking. This happened about 1:59 am.
Pernik / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s

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Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - 35 km WSW of Sofia, Bulgaria on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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