An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 on the Richter scale was registered on the territory of Bulgaria, in the Pazardzhik region.
The quake was registered at 3.01 pm tonight with an epicenter 9 km southeast of Dolna Banya, 39 km west of Pazardzhik and 66 km southeast of Sofia, with a depth of 5 km, the European Seismological Center said. No data on material damage.
The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued, on Wednesday, a new Code Yellow alert of atmospheric instability, valid until Thursday morning in 32 counties, a bad weather alert, respectively, targeting most regions until Friday evening.
Seismologists reported two moderate quakes on Wednesday, though there were no reports of any injuries or damage.
The first temblor, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, struck the seabed off the island of Kastellorizo at 8.20 a.m., according to the National Observatory of Athens' Geodynamic Institute.
Under a government decision approved on Wednesday, the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) facility managed by Bucharest's "Horia Hulubei" National Research & Development Institute for Nuclear Physics and Engineering, an institute coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research, was declared Installation of National Interest.
Turkey is experiencing the warmest May due to hot weather front from North Africa, causing rising temperatures across the country, according to state meteorology officials.
After the weekend during which the temperatures set all-time record highs for May in Antalya, Muğla, Burdur and Isparta, temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius on May 18 in most cities.
Health Minister Nelu Tataru said on Wednesday evening that the government will make a series of decisions on Thursday that will create the administrative framework to allow for certain restrictions to be imposed during the state of alert.