Latest earthquakes near Bulgaria today

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List of latest earthquakes near Bulgaria.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 12:58
(Sofia)
M 2.5 295 km NNE
from Sofia
May 26, 2024 12:12
(Sofia)
M 2.7 298 km NNE
from Sofia
May 26, 2024 09:54
(Sofia)
M 2.3 273 km WSW
from Kyustendil
May 25, 2024 18:10
(Sofia)
M 2.5 278 km W
from Kyustendil
May 25, 2024 14:30
(Sofia)
M 2.5 294 km SW
from Blagoevgrad
May 25, 2024 14:29
(Sofia)
M 2.2 299 km SW
from Blagoevgrad
May 25, 2024 03:02
(Sofia)
M 2.4 201 km S
from Burgas
May 25, 2024 01:27
(Sofia)
M 3.7 194 km NNE
from Ruse
May 24, 2024 22:59
(Sofia)
M 2.8 192 km N
from Ruse
May 24, 2024 14:12
(Sofia)
M 2.1 223 km SSE
from Plovdiv
May 24, 2024 12:46
(Sofia)
M 2.0 288 km SW
from Blagoevgrad
May 24, 2024 09:00
(Sofia)
M 2.0 224 km SSE
from Plovdiv
May 24, 2024 07:00
(Sofia)
M 2.2 270 km N
from Sofia
May 24, 2024 05:12
(Sofia)
M 2.1 265 km S
from Haskovo
May 23, 2024 21:17
(Sofia)
M 2.5 235 km S
from Plovdiv
May 23, 2024 18:52
(Sofia)
M 2.9 192 km N
from Ruse
May 23, 2024 15:53
(Sofia)
M 2.1 252 km S
from Sofia
May 23, 2024 07:42
(Sofia)
M 2.4 286 km S
from Burgas
May 23, 2024 01:20
(Sofia)
M 3.1 188 km NNE
from Ruse
May 22, 2024 23:25
(Sofia)
M 2.1 274 km SSW
from Plovdiv
May 22, 2024 20:45
(Sofia)
M 2.1 270 km SSW
from Plovdiv
May 22, 2024 12:53
(Sofia)
M 4.1 202 km N
from Ruse
May 21, 2024 11:36
(Sofia)
M 2.8 275 km WSW
from Kyustendil
May 20, 2024 20:16
(Sofia)
M 2.6 286 km SE
from Plovdiv
May 20, 2024 19:32
(Sofia)
M 2.4 296 km S
from Kardzhali

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Recent Bulgaria Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Bulgaria. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Bulgaria Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
59 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.5
May 26, 2024 12:58

Average

A total of 597 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Bulgaria in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 59 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Bulgaria roughly every 6 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Bulgaria in 2019. A total of 113 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Bulgaria that year. The strongest had a 5.7 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Bulgaria with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Bulgaria in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Bulgaria during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Bulgaria (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 555 92.96%
Mag. 5 42 7.04%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Bulgaria

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.7
On Sep 26, 2019 13:59.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Nov 10, 1940 03:39.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Bulgaria occurred on Sep 26, 2019 13:59 local time (Europe/Sofia timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.7 and struck 187 kilometers (116 mi) south-southeast of Burgas, at a depth of 8 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Bulgaria in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Nov 10, 1940 03:39, 211 kilometers (131 mi) south-southeast of Ruse. It is the strongest earthquake near Bulgaria in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Bulgaria in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Bulgaria.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Bulgaria.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 26, 2019 13:59
(Sofia)
M 5.7 187 km SSE
from Burgas
Sep 21, 2019 17:04
(Sofia)
M 5.6 282 km WSW
from Kyustendil
Dec 28, 2016 01:20
(Sofia)
M 5.6 299 km NNW
from Varna
Feb 14, 2023 15:16
(Sofia)
M 5.6 267 km N
from Sofia
Sep 24, 2016 02:11
(Sofia)
M 5.6 298 km NNW
from Varna
Nov 22, 2014 21:14
(Sofia)
M 5.6 247 km NNE
from Ruse
Mar 12, 2021 14:57
(Sofia)
M 5.6 251 km SSW
from Blagoevgrad
Jan 16, 2022 13:48
(Sofia)
M 5.5 237 km S
from Plovdiv
Oct 28, 2018 03:38
(Sofia)
M 5.5 204 km N
from Ruse
Mar 4, 2021 21:23
(Sofia)
M 5.5 255 km SSW
from Blagoevgrad

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Bulgaria

Earthquakes by region of Bulgaria

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Bulgaria.

When was the last earthquake in Bulgaria?

A 2.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Bulgaria on the afternoon of May 26, 2024 at 12:58 local time (Europe/Sofia). The center of this earthquake was located 295km north-northeast of Sofia at a depth of 15km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Bulgaria in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Bulgaria?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Bulgaria on the night of November 10, 1940 at 03:39 local time (Europe/Sofia). The center of this earthquake was located 211km north of Ruse at a depth of 150km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Bulgaria since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Bulgaria?

In the past 10 years, 597 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Bulgaria. This averages to 60 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 6 days.