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An Earthquake Shook Turkey

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake was registered this morning in Manisa, Western Turkey, Turkish private television station CNN-Turk reported.

According to data from the Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate, the quake was registered at 5.49 am local and Bulgarian time in the area of Kirkagach.

The earthquake was at a depth of seven kilometers below the earth's surface.

Weather Forecast: Sunny and Warm

It will be sunny today, with light to moderate wind from the west-southwest.

The daily temperatures will rise, reaching highs of 16C to 21C, in Sofia - about 17C. Atmospheric pressure will drop but will remain higher than the average for the month.

This is the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) weather forecast.

Weather Forecast: The Rain will Stop but it will Remain Chilly

Today, from the northwest, precipitation will stop, at the latest in the southeastern areas, and the clouds will begin to quickly break and decrease. The wind will shift to north-northeast and will drop to moderate. Maximum temperatures between 9C and 14C. Atmospheric pressure will rise, it will be higher than the average for April.

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattles Istanbul

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck near Istanbul, Turkey early on April 14. 

The quake occurred off the Black Sea coast of Arnavutköy district at 2.56 a.m. local time (2356GMT), according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

It had a depth of 7.03 kilometers (4.3 miles), according to officials.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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