Bulgarian capital shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake

May 22nd, 2012  
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Topic: Bulgarian capital shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake

SOFIA (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Bulgaria's capital Sofia early on Tuesday, causing residents to rush into the streets, the civil defense office said. The quake, which occurred at 3 a.m. local time, shook apartment buildings and rattled windows but caused no casualties or damage, Nikolay Nikolov, an official from the office was quoted as saying by the national radio, citing initial reports. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor was centered about 14 miles west of Sofia and occurred at a relatively shallow depth of 5.8 miles. USGS initially reported the magnitude as 5.8. ...


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