Moderate 5.8 quake hits Bulgaria near Sofia

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Posted: May 30, 2012 10:08 AM
Moderate 5.8 quake hits Bulgaria near Sofia

(Reuters) - A moderately strong 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Bulgaria on Tuesday at a relatively shallow depth of 5.7 miles, only 14 miles west-northwest of the capital Sofia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at about 3 a.m. local time. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

(Writing by Eric Walsh in Washington; Editing by Bill Trott)