PAGER - M 5.6 - BULGARIA

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 00:00:32 UTC (03:00:32 local)Location: 42.6° N, 23° EDepth: 10kmEvent Id: USB0009UYXAlert Version: 3Created: 1 week, 1 day after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
65
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
4
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
65
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
4
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*5,681k*1,163k1,040k122k0000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and nonductile reinforced concrete frame construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1985-04-303795.6VII (55k)0
1978-06-202116.2VIII (28k)50
1979-04-153246.9IX (40k)156

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VIPernik82k
VIBatanovtsi3k
VIBreznik4k
VIRadomir15k
VBozhurishte4k
VSlivnitsa8k
VSofia1,153k
IVKyustendil48k
IVVratsa65k
IVBlagoevgrad71k
IVPlovdiv340k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11974-04-17
01:31 UTC
5.645.97° N, 21.14° E
33km
ROVII (254 k)00
21975-03-27
05:15 UTC
5.540.42° N, 26.14° E
4km
TRVI (2 k)00
31977-11-03
02:22 UTC
5.542.11° N, 24.01° E
17km
BGVII (4 k)00
41978-05-23
23:34 UTC
5.840.73° N, 23.31° E
9km
GRVIII (644)00
51978-06-19
10:31 UTC
5.340.73° N, 23.26° E
8km
GRVII (3 k)11
61978-06-20
20:03 UTC
6.240.76° N, 23.3° E
8km
GRVIII (28 k)5050
71978-06-24
00:14 UTC
5.541.71° N, 20.27° E
7km
ALVII (14 k)00
81978-07-04
22:23 UTC
4.640.72° N, 23.11° E
7km
GRVI (20 k)11
91979-04-15
06:19 UTC
6.942° N, 19.15° E
15km
RSIX (40 k)156129tsunami
101979-04-15
14:43 UTC
5.842.29° N, 18.72° E
19km
RSVIII (261)00
111979-05-24
17:23 UTC
6.242.24° N, 18.83° E
9km
RSVIII (362)00
121980-05-18
20:02 UTC
5.943.27° N, 20.92° E
5km
RSVIII (460)00landslide
131980-07-09
02:11 UTC
6.639.26° N, 23.01° E
17km
GRIX (10 k)11
141980-07-09
02:35 UTC
6.339.23° N, 22.63° E
39km
GRVII (319 k)00
151982-01-18
19:27 UTC
6.639.95° N, 24.39° E
15km
GRVIII (29)00
161982-11-16
23:41 UTC
5.640.78° N, 19.67° E
22km
ALVIII (3 k)11
171983-02-25
18:22 UTC
4.741.96° N, 21.54° E
24km
MKVII (8 k)012
181983-08-06
15:43 UTC
6.640.11° N, 24.77° E
15km
GRVII (115)00
191984-03-03
08:32 UTC
4.243.32° N, 20.99° E
15km
RSVI (17)00
201984-09-07
00:44 UTC
5.143.29° N, 21.03° E
10km
RSVII (8)00
211985-04-30
18:14 UTC
5.639.24° N, 22.84° E
29km
GRVII (55 k)00
221985-09-28
14:50 UTC
5.241.53° N, 22.3° E
21km
MKVII (250)00
231986-12-07
14:17 UTC
5.643.28° N, 26° E
5km
BGVIII (4)33
241987-08-14
06:24 UTC
4.743.73° N, 20.4° E
6km
RSVI (3 k)00
251988-01-09
01:02 UTC
5.941.21° N, 19.76° E
24km
ALVIII (71 k)00
261990-12-21
06:57 UTC
6.140.98° N, 22.35° E
11km
GRVII (3)11
271991-07-12
10:42 UTC
5.545.39° N, 20.98° E
15km
ROVIII (814)22
281991-07-18
11:56 UTC
5.644.89° N, 22.47° E
12km
ROVII (3 k)00landslide
291991-12-02
08:49 UTC
5.545.5° N, 21.12° E
15km
ROVIII (2 k)00
301994-09-01
16:12 UTC
5.641.17° N, 21.24° E
20km
MKVIII (19)00
311995-05-13
08:47 UTC
6.540.14° N, 21.71° E
13km
GRVIII (64 k)00
321998-09-29
22:14 UTC
5.544.2° N, 20.09° E
15km
RSVII (20 k)01
332002-04-24
10:51 UTC
5.742.42° N, 21.53° E
8km
RSVIII (8 k)11
342002-05-24
20:42 UTC
4.744.73° N, 21.67° E
7km
ROVI (7 k)00
352003-07-06
19:10 UTC
5.740.45° N, 26.08° E
7km
TRVI (5 k)00
362004-11-23
02:26 UTC
5.440.3° N, 20.65° E
12km
ALVII (6 k)00
372006-02-20
17:20 UTC
4.641.71° N, 25.54° E
10km
BGVI (3 k)00
382006-06-13
14:15 UTC
4.540.27° N, 19.96° E
10km
ALVI (3 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VIPernik82k
VIBatanovtsi3k
VIBreznik4k
VIRadomir15k
VBozhurishte4k
VSlivnitsa8k
VKostinbrod12k
VZemen2k
VSofia1,153k
VBobovdol6k
VDragoman4k
VTrun3k
IVGodech5k
IVPirot41k
IVDupnitsa35k
IVSvoge9k
IVSapareva Banya5k
IVKyustendil48k
IVBukhovo3k
IVElin Pelin7k
IVSamokov27k
IVBoboshevo2k
IVVratsa65k
IVRila3k
IVGorna Malina2k
IVKocherinovo3k
IVVurshets8k
IVBerkovitsa15k
IVRadovnica1k
IVBlagoevgrad71k
IVBotevgrad21k
IVIkhtiman14k
IVPlovdiv340k
IVPleven119k
IVDolna Banya5k
IVKriva Palanka21k
IVMezdra12k
IVMakedonska Kamenica8k
IVDelchevo17k
IVPravets4k
IVDolna Mitropoliya3k
IVMirkovo2k
IVChiprovtsi2k
IIISimitli7k
IIIEtropole11k
IIIChavdar1k
IIIMontana47k
IIIChelopech2k
IIIRankovce4k
IIIYakoruda6k
IIIKrivodol4k
IIIBelitsa3k
IIIVranje56k
IIIRazlog12k
IIIKratovo10k
IIIZlatitsa6k
IIIRoman4k
IIIStara Kresna4k
IIIOrizari4k
IIINis250k
IIIBoychinovtsi2k
IIIBelovo4k
IIIXiropotamos3k
IIIVinica18k
IIIKochani34k
IIIZletovo3k
IIIPirdop8k
IIILesichevo1k
IIIBansko9k
IIIProbishtip13k
IIIPanagyurishte19k
IIIGradec1k
IIIBlatec0
IIIPehcevo2k
IIIPazardzhik76k
IIIYablanitsa3k
IIIZrnovci3k
IIIObleshevo5k
IIISeptemvri9k
IIIKresna4k
IIICesinovo2k
IIIBerovo14k
IIIAnton2k
IIIVladimirovo1k
IIIArachinovo13k
IIIBorovan3k
IIIIlinden16k
IIIVelingrad24k
IIIRusinovo2k
IIICreshevo1k
IIIBulachani1k
IIIBiljaca2k
IIITeteven11k
IIIStaro Nagorichane4k
IIIStrelcha5k
IIIRuzhintsi1k
IIIMarino3k
IIIJurumleri2k
IIIVasilevo12k
IIIVidin54k
IIIMedkovets3k
IIIKoprivshtitsa3k
IIIStrumica46k
IIIRadishani2k
IIIIdrizovo2k
IIIRajince2k
IIIKlechovce2k
IIIKarbinci4k
IIIKadino1k
IIICalafat19k
IIIDunavtsi3k
IIIVelusa2k
IIISkopje475k
IIIBosilovo12k
IIIShuto Orizari0
IIIZujince1k
IIILukovit10k
IIICherven Bryag22k
IIIBelogradchik6k
IIIStudenichani18k
IIIMurtino2k
IIIBrusartsi2k
IIIRakitovo8k
IIIUsje1k
IIIKuklish4k
IIIYakimovo3k
IIISopishte9k
IIIBatinci3k
IIISekirnik1k
IIIMiratovac3k
IIIByala Slatina13k
IIIOrashac1k
IIILojane2k
IIIIlovica2k
IIICiupercenii Noi6k
IIIKlisura1k
IIIKhayredin2k
IIIPodares4k
IIIKumanovo108k
IIIKnjazevac25k
IIIVaksince2k
IIIShtip48k
IIIRadovish25k
IIIOraovica4k
IIIKoynare3k
IIIPetroussa2k
IIIBedinje2k
IIIKamenica0
IIISveti Nikole13k
IIIVulchedrum5k
IIIStrumyani1k
IIIDimovo1k
IIIKrushopek1k
IIISlupchane3k
IIIRomanovce2k
IIIUgurchin3k
IIIBatak4k
IIIOgnjaci1k
IIIMorani1k
IIIIzvor1k
IIIGorobinci1k
IIIPeshtera19k
IIISaraj25k
IIIMatejche3k
IIILipkovo28k
IIIGrchec1k
IIIBostane0
IIIKnezha7k
IIIOtlja2k
IIISredno Konjari1k
IIIIvankovci1k
IIILom27k
IIIBratsigovo5k
IIILozovo3k
IIIDolno Kolicani1k
IIIPetrovec8k
IIISuedinenie6k
IIIGurmen2k
IIIGotse Delchev20k
IIISusica2k
IIIMiladinovci1k
IIIMiziya4k
IIIGramada2k
IIIDesa5k
IIIIskur4k
IIIStamboliyski12k
IIISandanski26k
IIIKrichim9k
IIINovo Selo12k
IIIKonce3k
IIIPetrich30k
IIILjubin1k
IIIKondovo12k
IIIChucher - Sandevo9k
IIIRastu4k
IIIViti0
IIISatovcha2k
IIIKozloduy15k
IIIKhisarya8k
IIIPiscu Vechi5k
IIIPoiana Mare13k
IIITroyan21k
IIIPerushtitsa5k
IIIKula4k
IIIKhadzhidimovo3k
IIIVeles58k
IIIOryakhovo6k
IIIDolni Dubnik5k
IIIAngistron1k
IIIZelenikovo4k
IIIStanica Zelenikovo1k
IIISeaca de Cimp2k
IIIBistretu5k
IIIPristina550k
IIIKaloyanovo3k
IIIDospat3k
IIIBechet4k
IIIKarlovo20k
IIIGradsko4k
IIIOstroveni6k
IIIValandovo4k
IIINegotino20k
IIIGorno Orizari2k
IIIMacesu de Jos2k
IIIGighera4k
IIILovech42k
IIIBorino3k
IIIAno Poroia2k
IIIGoicea5k
IIIPodujevo35k
IIIKacanik0
IIIDemir Kapija4k
IIIFushe Kosove0
IIINeon Petritsion2k
IIIRosoman4k
IIIPirava2k
IIIMacesu de Sus2k
IIIDevin7k
IIILipjan0
IIIRodopolis1k
IIIMaglavit6k
IIICalarasi7k
IIIBirca4k
IIIBailesti20k
IIIUrosevac0
IIIObiliq0
IIIKharopon2k
IIIMiravci3k
IIICaska3k
IIIGingiova3k
IIIDabuleni14k
IIIAfumati3k
IIIKavadarci39k
IIIApriltsi4k
IIIKerkini2k
IIIVatasa3k
IIISidirokastron6k
IIIKoimisis1k
IIIUrzicuta3k
IIISilistea Crucii2k
IIISadova8k
IIIIanca4k
IIIMotatei8k
IIIGrojdibodu3k
IIIGiurgita3k
IIIIzvor696
IIICetate6k
IIIKalofer3k
IIINeokhorion1k
IIINea Iraklia3k
IIIKhrisokhorafa1k
IIIStar Dojran3k
IIIBogdanci9k
IIIStefan cel Mare2k
IIIGalicea Mare5k
IIIStimlje35k
IIIValteron1k
IIIBukovik1k
IIIBojane2k
IIIValea Stanciului6k
IIICioroiasu2k
IIIRakovski16k
IIIVamvakofiton1k
IIIVratnica4k
IIIDobresti3k
IIINerashte3k
IIIOrlea5k
IIIGiubega4k
IIICeratu4k
IIIAsenovgrad52k
IIIVolax1k
IIIJegunovce7k
IIIStrpce0
IIISadovo3k
IIIDobroste3k
IIILipovu3k
IIIPrsovce2k
IIIKrusevac75k
IIIPordim2k
IIIGyovren1k
IIIChepelare5k
IIIVadastrita4k
IIIDaneti7k
IIILuki3k
IIITearce23k
IIILarce1k
IIIKonopiste327
IIIBogomila1k
IIISegarcea8k
IIIAmarastii de Jos6k
IIISlatino3k
IIIMikropolis1k
IIIZhelino25k
IIISedlarevo1k
IIIDobarce1k
IIIVadastra4k
IIICorabia20k
IIIAmarastii de Sus4k
IIISlavyanovo5k
IIIGulyantsi4k
IIIBucinisu2k
IIDzepciste8k
IIStrimnica2k
IIProsotsani4k
IIGurgurnica1k
IICrniliste1k
IIVisina3k
IIApele Vii2k
IIGjilan0
IIMiki1k
IIDesovo1k
IICelopek5k
IICelaru5k
IISmolyan32k
IIMiletino2k
IIRotunda3k
IIGircov3k
IICastra-Nova4k
IISamokov1k
IIDolneni12k
IIStudina5k
IIIslaz6k
IIParacin6k
IIVaros3k
IIPrilep74k
IIVladila2k
IIRedea3k
IIIzbiceni5k
IIGiuvarasti3k
IIVitoliste456
IITia Mare5k
IIDiosti3k
IICilieni4k
IILazani2k
IITraian3k
IIRusanesti5k
IINikopol4k
IIMakedonski Brod6k
IIDeveselu3k
IITurnu Magurele29k
IISegarcea Vale4k
IILunca6k
IILita3k
IIZitose2k
IITuin1k
IISlobozia-Mindra4k
IIScarisoara3k
IICaracal34k
IIRudozem4k
IISrbica2k
IIKrivogashtani6k
IIPlopii Slavitesti5k
IIBabiciu2k
IICiuperceni2k
IIPlasnica5k
IIObrsani1k
IIKrushevo5k
IIKanatlarci1k
IIOslomej102
IIStoenesti2k
IIGostavatu3k
IIMadan6k
IITopolcani3k
IIJagodina36k
IIStrelci2k
IIBucin1k
IIVinica0
IIGlogovac73k
IILisicani1k
IISprincenata3k
IIKallithea1k
IIVranestica1k
IICringeni4k
IICalmatuiu3k
IIDolno Srpci1k
IISalcia3k
IIRadomiresti4k
IIPutineiu3k
IISopotnica2k
IIPakhni1k
IISlepce1k
IIDemir Hisar2k
IIEkhinos2k
IIMaldaeni5k
IIRosiori de Vede31k

(k = x1,000)


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