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- Strong dangerous earthquake near Sofia, Bulgaria   (May 22, 2012)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Greece Oct 09 20:39 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia Aug 30 00:10 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Strumica - It was 5-6 seconds. There is no damage to my property.
  • GEOFON Greece Bulgaria Border Region Aug 02 14:17 4.1 10 MAP
    USGS Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria Aug 02 14:17 4.1 9 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Aug 02 14:17 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • sofia - Light shaking
  • Sofia - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Bulgaria Jul 19 20:46 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria Jun 17 02:39 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria Jun 06 07:38 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria May 12 06:30 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria May 11 07:26 3.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Mar 25 15:01 3.7 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria Feb 22 23:15 3.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Plovdiv - Slight shaking lasting a few seconds.
  • Plovdiv - I felt the shake!!
  • Plovdiv - Light shaking
  • Plovdiv - Today 23 at 01:15 Bulgaria time. I felt it. The table shook rapidly, floor as well. Last two days slighter ones happened. Who lives in buildings in higher floors may feel small earthquakes easily.
  • plovdiv - No damage,just glass shaking(i heard it)
  • Plovdiv - Es war so ein tolles Gefühl. Zuerst ein leichtes Geräusch wie Donner und anschließend für die Dauer von 0,3 -0,5 Sekunden ein ganz leichtes Schütten. Man hat die Ein herrliches Gefühl. Ich könnte nur P Wellen und keine S Wellen wahrnehmen. Vielleicht weil das Epizentrum so nahe bzw. so seicht war dass ich den Unterschied nicht spüren könnte.
  • Plovdiv - All my furniture shook. I woke up shaking basically.
  • USGS Asenovgrad, Bulgaria Feb 21 23:41 4.3 8 MAP
  • Bankso - Light shaking
  • GEOFON Bulgaria Feb 21 23:41 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Feb 21 23:41 4.3 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sofia - Two or three seconds. No damage.
  • Sofia - 5 secondes
  • Plovdiv - Weak shaking
  • Sofya - Sonuna doğru uyandım ama beşik gibi sallanıyordu yatağım tavandan sıva düştüğünü bile gördüm.
  • Sofia - 2 separate shakes, each around 3-4 seconds. no damage
  • Sofia - 30 seconds
  • Sofia - Very weak shaking
  • Sofia - Light shaking
  • Plovdiv - Light shaking
  • Asenovgrad - Moderate shaking
  • Sofia - 2-4 seconds, no damage
  • Sofia - Local time in Sofia Bulgaria was around 1:42 AM Heard a very low rumbling that must have come from the building? Felt shaking, objects in room visibly shook. No damage or anything beyond this.
  • Pazardzhik - 15 seconds
  • Plovdiv - Moderate shaking
  • Plovdiv - Only lasted couple of seconds but all the neighbours got woken up at 1.45am when everyone was sleeping. No damage to any building.
  • Hissar - Felt like someone was jumping up and down in the bed next to me and it also felt like someone was moving the ground back and forth underneath my feet.
  • Samokov - Weak shaking
  • Sofia - While sleeping awoke for strong shaking lamps shooke
  • Bansko - Woken by the shaking of building & rattling of loose wardrobe doors but husband & child were not awoken , dogs barking.
  • Asenovgrad - Very weak shaking
  • Plovdiv - 3-4 seconds
  • Plovdiv - Moderate shaking
  • Закинтос - 4-5 секунд
  • Plovdiv - A few seconds
  • Xanthi, Greece - lasted 2-3 seconds. weak shaking, no damage
  • Plovdiv - Furniture shaking a lot (7th floor building), moved my whole body whilst sitting. Small items displaced. Lasted approximately 5 seconds. Wall decorations displaced.
  • Povdiv - Moderate shaking
  • Sofia - Light shaking
  • Plovdiv - 15-30 sec. no damaged
  • Plovdiv - Moderate shaking
  • Plovdiv, Bulgarije - 15 seconde lang en sterk aarbeving . Maar momenteel geen schade
  • София - Около 01:50 около 4 секунди продължение
  • Sofia - Short one, horizontal, woke me up, so it was clearly felted.
  • Bansko - 5 seconds of shaking. Wardrobe door tapping against eachother bed moving
  • Sofia - 3-4 seconds
  • Sofia - Woke me up
  • Haskovo - Яко тресееее кой ебал ебал
  • Pleven - Moderate shaking
  • Petrich - Weak shaking
  • Plovdiv - The solid shaking woke me up immediately (i’m a pretty deep sleeper), lasted about 3-4 seconds, luckily no damage in the house
  • Plovdiv - 2-3 seconds, No damage
  • Plovdiv - Moderate shaking
  • Sofia - I was sitting on my sofa and felt the sofa shaking, thought it was me shaking first then i saw the sofa shaking.
  • Asenovgrad - It woke me up in panic.
  • Bansko - I was sleping and the bed was shaking. It was a light one.
  • Plovdiv - Live on the fifth floor, shaking was enough to wake us up. Windows were rattling and large furniture was shaking. Lasted nearly ten seconds from when I woke up.
  • Bansko - I felt that the bed was shaking and the wardrope. It lasted for about ten secs, first stronger than it became weaker and stopped. No damages noticed
  • Bansko - 3-4 seconds, bed was shaking.
  • Hrabrino - Wie Steine in der Betonmaschine ca.6 Sekunden,dann horizontaler Stoss gegen das Haus
  • Plovdiv - Strong shaking
  • Sevlievo - 3-4 seconds - woke me up - the bed felt like is was vibrating. No damage to my property.
  • Plovdiv - around 1am I felt the building was shaking strongly, fortunately no damage.
  • Sofia - After midnight for about a minute.Felt a weak shaking on the matress that woke me up.
  • Plovdiv - Under ten seconds of shaking but woke us up, fifth floor apartment.
  • Plovdiv - Nous avons été réveillés par un tremblement soutenu de 10 à 15 secondes. Le lit tremblait avec des bruits de cliquetis...
  • sofia - Weak shaking
  • pazardzhik - Weak shaking
  • Plovdiv centre - Several seconds after we woke up due to moving bed. Paintings were crooked afterwards. No damage.
  • Plovdiv - About 10 - 15 seconds of shaking .
  • Plovdiv - The shaking was enough to wake me from my sleep, the bed was moving and it also opened a window.No damage.
  • Plovdiv - Light shaking
  • GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Feb 05 09:13 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Feb 05 09:13 4.5 5 MAP
    GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Jan 05 03:06 4.6 5 MAP
    EMSC Greece Jan 05 03:06 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Drosaton, Greece Jan 02 17:36 4.3 14 MAP
    EMSC Greece Jan 02 17:36 4.3 3 MAP
    GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Jan 02 17:36 5.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Jan 02 04:28 3.2 0 MAP
  • Bansko - Moderate shaking
  • Thessaloniki - Moderate shaking
  • Vasilevo - I was sitting on my bed while the earthquake started.My wardorbe started shaking and the door was moving side do side and i heard some strange loud noise.The earthquake lasted about 20 sec and few minutes aftr I got a headache.I was very scared and still am
  • Sofia - Weak shaking
  • Sofia - Weak shaking
  • Bansko - Woke up from shaking in bed, was at least 10 seconds!
  • Bansko - Moderate shaking
  • Bansko - Moderate shaking
  • Bansko - I felt it during sleep...the bed was shaking bad for -0 sec min
  • Sofia - i felt it short, for 2-3 seconds, but i was sleeping, and maybe i didn\'t catch it all. The doors of the wardrobe slightly tried to open and the sound woke me up.
  • Borovets - I heard the furniture shaking and woke up
  • GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Jan 02 04:24 4.8 10 MAP
  • gevgelija - Weak shaking
  • Thessaloniki - Very weak shaking
  • Sofia - Light shaking
  • Sofia - 5-6 seconds at 06:25 on 02.01.2018
  • Bogdanci - A couple of minutes of shaking (2/01/2018 at 5:25am roughly) It is the 3rd time. There was shaking last night around 11:30pm (1/01/2018)
  • Bansko - Light shaking
  • Thessaloniki - At about 6.24AM
  • Nov Dojran - Long and noisy, it last about 5-6 seconds,i thought it was over. (via emsc)
  • Gevgelija - Strongest from the previous three from these last 6 hours. No aftershocks, but it was felt the most.
  • Petrich - Heavy felt on 5th floor.. woke us up.. people are getting panicked.. (via emsc)
  • Bansko - Moderate shaking
  • USGS Rodopolis, Greece Jan 02 04:24 5.1 6 MAP
    EMSC Greece Jan 02 04:24 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Jan 01 23:00 3.6 3 MAP
    EMSC Greece Jan 01 22:19 3.2 2 MAP
    EMSC Greece Jan 01 22:16 3.5 2 MAP
    USGS Drosaton, Greece Jan 01 22:13 4.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Jan 01 22:13 4.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Greece Jan 01 22:13 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria Dec 18 17:51 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Greece Bulgaria Border Region Dec 08 04:05 4.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Greece Dec 08 04:05 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Anton, Bulgaria Nov 26 19:01 4.6 11 MAP
    GEOFON Bulgaria Nov 26 19:01 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • plovdiv - Moderate shaking
  • Teteven - Light shaking
  • Plovdiv - Light shaking
  • plovdiv - Weak shaking
  • Plovdiv - 3-4 seconds
  • Karavelovo, Karlovo - Very brief - no damage
  • Peichinovo - 2-3 seconds no damage
  • pleven - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Bulgaria Nov 26 19:01 4.2 17 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Nov 24 17:26 3.4 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bulgaria Nov 11 04:54 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Svoge - Moderate shaking
  • Vlado Trichkov - 1sec. vertical shaking
  • Sofia - Weak shaking
  • Kapatovo - 2times during the night, first time was strong, the second time maybe an hour or two later about medium.
  • EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia Oct 19 08:27 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Oct 04 12:53 4.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia Oct 04 12:53 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Breznik, Bulgaria Sep 14 01:53 3.2 10 MAP
  • Sofia - Light shaking
  • EMSC Bulgaria Sep 14 01:53 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Aug 27 22:12 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Jul 29 03:31 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 28 16:38 2.1 6 MAP
    EMSC Greece May 26 19:58 2.1 5 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria May 22 07:19 2.0 15 MAP
    EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia May 21 22:15 2.0 3 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg May 20 09:46 2.0 8 MAP
    EMSC Greece May 15 06:06 2.2 15 MAP
    EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia May 13 01:43 2.0 90 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria May 11 20:33 2.9 2 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria May 04 14:44 2.4 5 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria May 04 14:31 2.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Serbia May 03 20:42 2.5 2 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Apr 29 00:07 2.5 5 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Apr 26 02:53 2.3 1 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Apr 20 13:23 2.4 3 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey Apr 19 13:10 2.3 5 MAP
    GEOFON Nw Balkan Region Apr 09 05:40 4.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Greece Apr 09 05:40 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Apr 07 10:11 2.4 1 MAP
    EMSC Black Sea Mar 28 13:54 2.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey Mar 27 12:33 2.0 3 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 25 19:37 2.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 25 06:24 2.1 2 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 24 17:40 2.8 2 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 24 17:26 2.6 2 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Mar 24 10:15 2.0 6 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 20 13:19 2.2 5 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 18 22:03 2.2 20 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 18 22:01 2.6 20 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Mar 15 13:54 2.0 6 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 15 11:20 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Greece Mar 10 21:39 2.3 6 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Mar 10 02:07 2.7 15 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Mar 09 12:36 2.5 7 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Feb 27 10:16 2.5 2 MAP
    EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia Feb 26 19:59 2.3 0 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Feb 26 04:20 2.1 400 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Feb 24 14:15 2.2 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey Feb 16 14:04 2.0 4 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Feb 14 14:54 2.4 9 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Feb 04 08:20 2.3 2 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Feb 03 09:12 2.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey Feb 01 12:04 2.2 12 MAP
    EMSC Greece Jan 26 10:28 2.4 4 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria-greece-turkey Border Rg Jan 24 13:10 2.0 8 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey Jan 11 02:12 2.7 6 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Jan 07 16:56 2.0 20 MAP
    EMSC Bulgaria Jan 04 04:34 2.5 20 MAP
    USGS Lyaskovets, Bulgaria Jan 03 22:02 4.2 20 MAP
  • Veliko Tarnovo - I felt a jolt at midnight, the doors rattled, lights flickered. Just one
  • Zlataritsa - The bed shook then the room and then the whole house. The house is traditional timber frame with tile roof. This quake settles things rather than disturbing things. No obvious damage at home or other local places. It lasted about 2 to 3 seconds.
  • EMSC Bulgaria Jan 03 22:02 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Jan 03 10:33 2.0 22 MAP
    EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia Dec 31 14:33 2.4 1 MAP
    EMSC Fyr Of Macedonia Dec 29 03:32 1.8 0 MAP
    EMSC Greece Dec 23 11:48 2.0 4 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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