Huge 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Border with Peru and Ecuador

A massive earthquake has rocked Ecuador at the border with Peru, reported the BNT. 

The quake, initially measured magnitude 7.7 but no scaled down to magnitude 7.5, has been felt in both countries and parts of Colombia.

It happened around 224km (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, the United States Geological Survey says.

No tsunami warnings are in place.

First Romanian to cycle Americas from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego completes epic journey

Radu Paltineanu is the first Romanian to have cycled the Americas north to south from Alaska (US) to Tierra del Fuego - Argentine, in a more than 34,500 km journey that started on August 5, 2015 and saw him reach the finish in Ushuaia, at the 'End of the World' on the evening of October 22, 2018, after 3 years, 2 months and 17 days.

Brasov: Traditions and customs from more than 20 countries from outside EU presented at Multiculturalism Day

Bucharest, Oct 6 /Agerpres/ - Citizens from more than 20 non-EU countries, who live in Brasov, are presenting on Saturday, in Piata Sfatului, their countries' traditions and customs, in marking the 6th edition of the Multiculturalism Day.

Mariya Gabriel Received Peru's Highest Honors for Visa Waiver

The Bulgarian EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, was awarded Peru's highest state honors. The reason is the abolition of short-stay visas for Peruvian citizens across the EU. This was done in 2016 after the vote on the report by Mariya Gabriel as the European Parliament's rapporteur on the subject, the European Commission's representative in Sofia said.

Experts: Bulgaria is Among the Least Endangered Countries in the Currency Crisis Happening Around the World

Seven emerging economies are at risk of a crisis in the exchange rate. They are Sri Lanka, South Africa, Argentina, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine, experts from Nomura Holdings, quoted by Bloomberg, said in an interview.

Expert disaster service underused by Greek authorities

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this week heralded the creation of a new national emergency service in the wake of last month's deadly wildfires in Attica, but in fact Greece already has an expert agency that has for years been offering its expertise via Copernicus, the European Union's Earth observation program - chiefly to other countries though.