Earthquakes in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria earthquakes are moderate, but cause even slight damages to robust houses. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur rather rarely.

3 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Bulgaria since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Bulgaria happened on 12/07/1986 in the region Veliko Turnovo-Turgovishte with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 9 km resulted in 3 deaths.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
05/22/2012Pernik32 km5.60
02/20/2006Greece-Bulgaria Border Region9 km4.60
12/17/2003Povadiya17 km4.40
12/07/1986Veliko Turnovo-Turgovishte9 km5.63

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.