Latest earthquakes near Sofia, Bulgaria today

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List of latest earthquakes near Sofia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 12, 2024 04:09
(Sofia)
M 2.2 271 km SSE
from Samokov
Jun 11, 2024 16:55
(Sofia)
M 2.5 207 km E
from Samokov
Jun 10, 2024 04:44
(Sofia)
M 2.5 245 km W
from Samokov
Jun 8, 2024 12:59
(Sofia)
M 2.6 102 km SW
from Samokov
Jun 6, 2024 16:01
(Sofia)
M 2.8 61 km SW
from Samokov
Jun 6, 2024 15:36
(Sofia)
M 2.3 284 km W
from Samokov
Jun 5, 2024 18:56
(Sofia)
M 2.5 289 km WSW
from Samokov
Jun 5, 2024 08:59
(Sofia)
M 2.5 234 km SW
from Samokov
Jun 5, 2024 00:51
(Sofia)
M 2.8 237 km S
from Samokov
Jun 5, 2024 00:12
(Sofia)
M 2.6 231 km SSE
from Samokov
Jun 4, 2024 08:23
(Sofia)
M 2.4 279 km W
from Samokov
Jun 3, 2024 23:35
(Sofia)
M 2.4 256 km NW
from Samokov
Jun 3, 2024 08:00
(Sofia)
M 2.0 231 km S
from Samokov
Jun 1, 2024 06:39
(Sofia)
M 2.2 268 km SSW
from Samokov
May 30, 2024 18:59
(Sofia)
M 2.5 266 km SSE
from Samokov
May 30, 2024 04:18
(Sofia)
M 2.5 263 km SW
from Samokov
May 29, 2024 06:39
(Sofia)
M 2.1 252 km SSW
from Samokov
May 29, 2024 02:23
(Sofia)
M 2.1 272 km WSW
from Samokov
May 28, 2024 11:48
(Sofia)
M 2.4 185 km W
from Samokov
May 23, 2024 21:17
(Sofia)
M 2.5 268 km SSE
from Samokov
May 23, 2024 15:53
(Sofia)
M 2.1 210 km S
from Samokov
May 22, 2024 23:25
(Sofia)
M 2.1 278 km S
from Samokov
May 22, 2024 20:45
(Sofia)
M 2.1 284 km S
from Samokov
May 19, 2024 06:08
(Sofia)
M 2.6 293 km SW
from Samokov
May 19, 2024 02:39
(Sofia)
M 2.5 73 km NW
from Samokov

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Sofia

Sofia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
14 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
Jun 12, 2024 04:09

Average

A total of 149 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Sofia, Bulgaria in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 14 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Sofia roughly every 24 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Sofia in 2014. A total of 28 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Sofia that year. The strongest had a 6.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Sofia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Sofia 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 Sofia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 141 94.63%
Mag. 5 8 5.37%
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 Sofia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.6
On Mar 12, 2021 14:57.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.2
On Nov 9, 1905 00:06.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Sofia occurred on Mar 12, 2021 14:57 local time (Europe/Sofia timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.6 and struck 298 kilometers (185 mi) south-southwest of Samokov, at a depth of 7 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Sofia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.2 earthquake struck on Nov 9, 1905 00:06, 265 kilometers (165 mi) south-southwest of Samokov. It is the strongest earthquake near Sofia 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 Sofia, 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 Sofia.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Sofia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 12, 2021 14:57
(Sofia)
M 5.6 298 km SSW
from Samokov
Jan 9, 2022 23:43
(Sofia)
M 5.5 246 km SW
from Samokov
Jan 16, 2022 13:48
(Sofia)
M 5.5 264 km SSE
from Samokov
Sep 27, 2020 01:50
(Sofia)
M 5.4 270 km SSE
from Samokov
Aug 22, 2014 07:27
(Sofia)
M 5.2 267 km S
from Samokov
Aug 11, 2018 18:38
(Sofia)
M 5.1 297 km WSW
from Samokov
Sep 11, 2016 16:10
(Sofia)
M 5.1 174 km WSW
from Samokov
Nov 11, 2020 05:54
(Sofia)
M 5.0 239 km WSW
from Samokov
Jan 2, 2018 06:24
(Sofia)
M 4.9 131 km SSW
from Samokov
Nov 11, 2020 16:25
(Sofia)
M 4.9 250 km WSW
from Samokov

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Sofia

Earthquakes by city in Sofia

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Use this regional Sofia earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Botevgrad.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Sofia, Bulgaria?

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Sofia on the night of June 12, 2024 at 04:09 local time (Europe/Sofia). The center of this earthquake was located 271km south-southeast of Samokov at a depth of 10km under water in the Aegean Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Sofia, Bulgaria in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Sofia, Bulgaria?

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Sofia on the night of November 9, 1905 at 00:06 local time (Europe/Sofia). The center of this earthquake was located 265km south-southeast of Samokov at a depth of 15km under water in the Aegean Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Sofia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Sofia, Bulgaria?

In the past 10 years, 149 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Sofia. This averages to 15 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 24 days.