Even though the earthquake that shook Bulgaria last Tuesday has been followed by over 500 aftershocks, only 41 of them have been actually felt by people, an expert has explained.
A total of BGN 3 M (approximately EUR 1.52 M) would be necessary to repair public buildings in Bulgaria's Southwestern city of Pernik that was jolted by a 5.8-6 magnitude earthquake lest week.
Residents of Bulgaria's western city of Pernik spent again the night in their cars in the aftermath of the 3.8 magnitude aftershock that rattled the region Tuesday, one week after the 5.9 quake.
A lightning bolt has stricken two women in a downtown park in the southern Bulgarian city of Kardzhali.
A second, 5.6 degree tremor has shaken the north of Italy Tuesday, after a 5.8 degree quake claimed the lives of at least 10.
The Head of the Seismology Department at the National Institute in Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, Emil Botev, firmly rejects any possible connection between local and Italian earthquakes.
The levels of the rivers Struma, Tundzha and Iskar in Bulgaria are being closely monitored after several days of heavy spring rains.
The high school matriculation exam in Bulgaria's western city of Pernik has been terminated Tuesday after the latest earthquake aftershock hit the region.
Several roads, among them some key ones, are partially closed across Bulgaria Tuesday due to landslides in the aftermath of long-lasting torrential rains.
Bulgaria's police authorities will employ megaphones in order to alert the population in case an earthquake with a magnitude stronger than 4 on the Richter scale happens to rattle the country.
Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is to visit her native Bulgaria on Monday in order to inspect the condition of two villages recently jolted by an earthquake.
Three light tremors have been registered in Bulgaria on Sunday, adding to the hundreds of jolts in the wake of the massive 5.9-degree earthquake that hit the western parts of the country in the wee hours on Tuesday.
Construction inspections have shown the condition of buildings in the Southwestern Bulgarian city of Pernik is worse than what was initially expected, according to the city's Mayor, Rositsa Yanakieva.
A total of 19 out of Bulgaria's 28 districts have been put on Code "Yellow" alert over torrential rains, the National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute said Saturday, reaffirming an earlier warning.
Over 400 aftershocks have been registered in Bulgaria since the strong May 22 earthquake, according to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter Scale has been registered in Romania early Saturday morning, and has also been felt in Bulgaria.
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