In Bulgaria, on the night of May 22 was a strong earthquake. Crisis Staff was formed, which declared distress in Pernik region. In the most serious damage was Pernik cooling tower of the local CHP, which has fallen by one-third. The station is currently down, and the residents of the city were left without hot water.
Local media reported that get cracked wall Studena reservoir could collapse, and then the water will rush into the city. However, the Mayor of Pernik denied this information and said that she personally checked the fortification of the reservoir, which correspond to safety standards.
As ITAR-TASS news agency, among the buildings seriously damaged in Pernik church of St. Ivan Rilski, on the walls of many houses cracks. As a result of the disaster in Pernik about 40 people sought medical attention and are now in a city hospital.
"Two people taken with a stroke, the majority of patients presented with Reza wounds received from contact with broken glass," — said the hospital director Vyara Tserovska.
In Sofia, many people ran in panic into the streets, fearing the consequences of the earthquake.
5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 03:00 local time (04:00 GMT) on 22 May. Quake epicenter was located 9 kilometers from Pernik at a depth of 10 kilometers. Concussion residents felt their houses Sofia, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad. Aftershocks of magnitude 4.2 — 4.3 were recorded at 04:30.