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Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 20 km southeast of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, on Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm (GMT +2) -

Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 20 km southeast of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, on Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm (GMT +2) Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 20 km southeast of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, on Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Dec 11:08 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
17 Dec 11:12: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 1.9. Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.6 mi) towards ESE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 17, 2021 11:06:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 17, 2021 at 1:06 pm (GMT +2)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.92807°N / 23.30387°E (Simitli, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria)
Antipode41.928°S / 156.696°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) WNW of Razlog (pop: 12,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Simitli (pop: 6,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) ESE of Blagoevgrad (pop: 71,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) N of Sandanski (pop: 26,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Dupnitsa (Kyustendil) (pop: 34,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SSW of Samokov (Sofia) (pop: 26,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (33 mi) NW of Gotse Delchev (pop: 20,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) N of Petrich (pop: 30,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Pernik (pop: 82,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (53 mi) S of Sofia (Sofia-Capital) (pop: 1,152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds -0.9°C (30 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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1.910 kmGreece Bulgaria Border RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.9, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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