5.8-magnitude Quake Hits Bulgaria
    2012-05-22 08:58:29     Xinhua       Web Editor: liuranran

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake occurred near the Bulgarian capital of Sofia early Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake occurred some 9 km north of Pernik, which is 25 km west of Sofia, around 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) with its epicenter at a depth of 9.10 km.

Xinhua journalists in Sofia said that the quake was strongly felt in the city, and the Internet links had been cut off by the tremor.

So far, there have been no reports of damage or casualties.

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