Bulgaria has the financial resources to cope with the damages caused by the 5.9 earthquake on Tuesday and its aftermaths, the country's Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has stated.
A strong storm has hit Sofia and Western Bulgaria just hours after the major earthquake that rattled the same region.
A total of seven seismic locations in Bulgaria have the potential to cause earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.5 or greater, according to scientists.
Experts at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) have said that the discrepancies in the figures cited by different media outlets about the quake that jolted parts of the country early on Tuesday are normal.
Bulgaria's territory has seen over 60 weak aftershocks after the 5.8-5.9-magnitude it experienced early Tuesday morning, according to the Geophysics Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Experts from Turkey's Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute have stated that the earthquake that shook Bulgaria early on Tuesday had a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale.
The earthquake that jolted parts of Bulgaria in the small hours of Tuesday was lighter than the buildings in Sofia and the rest of the country could sustain, according to a statement of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.
The "Saint Yoan Rilski" church and the "Marie Curie" high school in the city of Pernik have sustained the most serious damage from the strong earthquake that hit western Bulgaria overnight.
Ravens reportedly started attacked people in Bulgaria's capital Sofia on Tuesday, with local media suggesting the birds' unusual behavior may have something to do with the relatively strong earthquake that shook the city earlier that day.
The only victim so far of the strong earthquake that hit Bulgaria overnight is a 59-year-old woman from the western city of Kuystendil.
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Bulgaria's capital early on Tuesday will be dying down over a long period of time, probably two or three months, according to Irena Alexandrova, seismologist at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS).
At least 63 fallen chimneys have been registered by Sofia authorities in the aftermath of the earthquake that rattled the Bulgarian capital early on Tuesday.
The crisis headquarters all over the country are on full alert in the aftermath of the strong earthquake that hit western Bulgaria overnight, according to Deputy Prime Minister, and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.
Authorities keep assessing the damages caused by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Bulgaria's capital in the small hours of Tuesday.
The Mayor of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, announced Tuesday morning that there is no reason to declare an emergency situation in the aftermath of the strong earthquake that hit western Bulgaria overnight.
Government officials, fire safety experts and engineers are conducting inspections in southwestern Bulgaria for damages caused by the 5.
More than 15 strong aftershocks have jolted Bulgaria in the first hour after the strong earthquake that hit the country at 2:58 am on Tuesday.
A strong aftershock has jolted the Bulgarian capital Sofia at 4:31 am on Tuesday, about 1.5 hours after the strong earthquake in Western Bulgaria.
The strong earthquake that rattled Bulgaria at about 3 am on Tuesday has also been felt in Serbia and Macedonia, local media report.
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