Romania earthquake list

Last update: April 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Romania or earthquakes which may be felt in Romania

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Romania time = UTC +2
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 14 17:24 3.1 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 13 07:04 2.7 80 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Dec 12 08:25 4.0 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 11 11:51 3.2 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 11 02:27 3.1 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 08 14:11 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
USGS Marasheshty, Romania Dec 07 21:04 4.8 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 07 21:04 4.5 38 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Romania Dec 07 21:04 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chișinău - Feels like earthquake
  • Focsani - I felt it because I live in Focsani. Made me jump outta bed. Wondering what's up with these new earthquakes originating in Marasesti and much closer to the surface than our tradional ones. (via emsc)
  • Focsani - I was sleeping and then a shake as if someone shoved my bed. Pls leave my bed earthquake. (via emsc)
  • Cahul - Lasted for a couple of seconds, but felt it well. (via emsc)
  • Galati - What was curious about it it was that I thought the first wave was the vertical one so I braced for a significant lateral movement but only a gentle swaying came and for a few seconds. (via emsc)
  • Galati - I was sitting on a chair and it felt like Up and down . Scarrying enough to go into room to see the children that were sleeping. Not even the lamp was moving. (via emsc)
  • Magurele, Ilfiov - I felt from my feet a little vibration as I was sitting at the restaurant (1st floor). People around me didn't even noticed.
  • EMSC Romania Dec 02 04:19 2.5 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Dec 01 15:38 3.6 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Serbia Nov 29 13:17 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 27 12:23 3.0 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 26 10:49 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 25 18:16 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 25 01:52 3.2 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 24 23:20 2.1 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 24 00:45 2.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 23:22 2.3 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 20:57 2.0 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 10:16 2.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Serbia Nov 23 10:10 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 07:03 2.0 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 05:27 2.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 04:14 2.0 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 04:01 2.6 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 02:21 2.5 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 23 01:14 2.5 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 22 21:05 2.0 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 22 20:38 2.0 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 22 20:30 3.1 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 22 20:24 2.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 22 19:32 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tifesti, Romania Nov 22 19:14 5.5 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 22 19:14 5.6 39 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Romania Nov 22 19:14 5.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Iasi - It swayed the chair under me and the windows rattled.
  • sliven - 2 or 3 shakes about 5-6 sex long
  • Bucharest - Water in fish tanked moved. Bulbs on the ceiling still moving.
  • Varna - Very weak shaking for about 10 seconds.
  • Magurele, Ilfov - Slight shaking for about 5-10 seconds, swinging my chair a little
  • Campina - Very long amplitude earthquake
  • Кишинев - Праздновали день рождения дочки,но люстра вдруг стала дрожать все стаканы дрожали мы еле успели открыть дверь
  • Constanta - Pretty long quake, 45 to 60 seconds. Not very intense but long
  • Bucharest - Felt in Bucharest
  • Iasi - Quite a long one!
  • Iasi - Water in the fishtank almost spilled, my dog got alerted a few seconds before the quake. There was a strange humming sound for around ten seconds before the actual shaking.
  • Piatra Neamt - it went shaking for about 2-4 seconds and then stopped
  • Uman - very light shaking like on ship on the water
  • Chisinau - léger mais sensible
  • Bucuresti - weak shaking of my chair and chandelier.
  • Bucharest - Nothing has been damaged in my area, or property.
  • Chisinau - Terminati cu rusa la Chisinau, rusa se vorbeste doar in Rusia. Iar rusii sa plece acasa.
  • Bucharest - Some noise, rather lonk earthquake.
  • Bucharest - The floor shaked for about 30 seconds, I live on the 10th floor.
  • Bucharest - 10 sec
  • Shumen - Earthquake before 10 minute without damage but with long lasting
  • Bucharest - long, swayed lamps
  • Anan'iv - By filing it was not strong, but it was approximately 10 second long
  • Burgas - Scary
  • Bucharest - 3rd floor, no damages, ~20secs
  • Varna - Light shaking, 10 sec last.
  • Chisinau - Ground Shook
  • Bucharest - Ceiling fan shaked
  • Odessa - No damage to buildings
  • Sofia - 10th stories up just a very mild quick shake. Lasted no more than a second.
  • Varna - Strong enough to move the hanging lights. Shaking for about 8-10 seconds.
  • Brasov - On 1st story of a building. Two of us felt motion for about 5 seconds total. I looked out of the balcony and into the pedestrian area, and nobody else on the ground floor seemed to notice what had just happened.
  • Sfantu Gheorghe - Aprox. 40-50 second.
  • Bucharest - Travail dans un bulding de 6 etages, leger bercement, aucun degat
  • istanbul - was on 13. floor
  • Varna - on the 3rd living floor was like nothing major but I I really felt it. Horizontal shaking. 30 secs. On the higher floors was felt more significantly
  • Odessa - Секунд 10 трясло
  • Galati - biggest quake I have experienced in my life - third or 4th I think here
  • Белгород-Днестровмки - Качались люстры. Вода в чашке вибрировала. Диван раскачивался будто на нем подпрыгивали.
  • Bucharest - No damage. The floor wobbled for a couple of minutes. Items in the home shook on the wall.
  • Varna - i was in the kitchen and the kitchen cabinets made a sound
  • Chisinau - between light and moderate, mainly indoor on high floor
  • Bucharest - No damage
  • Sofia - We felt it slightly on the 6-th floor for few seconds.
  • Varna Nov22 at 21.14 - No damage but my china shook violently in the cabinets.I live on the 6th floor in Vuzrazhdane,a suburb in Varna
  • Rousse - The shake was pretty long.No dammages
  • Bacau - Dauer ca 5-6 Sekunden. Bis jetzt keine Schäden festgestellt.
  • Chisinau - 15 sec Glaeser gewackelt. Waende bewegt
  • Bacau - Unheimlich... Dauer ca 5-6 Sekunden. Bis jetzt keine Schäden festgestellt.
  • Galati - galati,strong
  • Amara - Long eartquawe and very shaking
  • Bendery - we live on the 8 floor - the sofa was moving and all the glasses jumped on the desk/ felt scarried
  • Istanbul - very short shaking but strange thing is in Istanbul far away from bucrahest
  • Bucuresti - Long duration, 20-30s. Mobile networks down for minutes.
  • Ilfov - Zwak schudden op 6de verdieping
  • Chisinau - no damage, the chandelier was shaking 15 second, there were some small noises
  • Galati - I felt it a lot! Second floor in appartm. block, my bed with me was moving, also TV and other items, really scarried, people were crying!
  • Botoșani - On the ground floor it did not feel at all (only the parrot was agitated), but at the upper floors it was felt quite strongly.
  • Galati - scarried! no damage but the worst 15seconds ever!! items moved
  • Vinnitsa - very weak shaking
  • Bucharest - I felt a lot.
  • Letea Veche - no damage to property; moderate shaking of house, noisy and items moving around
  • Mykolaiv - Small shaking on 5th floor small glasswork and paintings fall down
  • Istanbul, Kadiköy - Die Erdbebenwellen erreichten Kadıköy, Stadtteil von Istanbul, ca. 1min. spaeter. Denn Es war kurz nach 21:15Uhr Türkischer Zeit. Es war so als ob es innerhalb von ca. 20sekunden zwei hintereinander waren. Beide sehr schawach. Beim ersten war ich mir sehr sehr unsicher und dachte, ich haette es mir eingebildet und beobachtete dabei die Haengeleuchte. Der zweite verschaffte jedoch klarheit. Zwar bewegte sich die Haengeleuchte wieder nicht, jedoch unser Pflanzenstaender und die Vasen. Was mich
  • Odessa - We had very weak earthquake
  • Stolniceni-Prajescu - i felt the bed swinging with me and the lightsource was swinging too .. also the lights flickered. this was for 20-30 seconds
  • Galati - Items moved and a few things broke... I was scared... :)
  • Slobozia - I was standing on a chair and almost fell. My bookshelves swayed from left to right. It lasted for around 15-20 seconds. (Apartment building , ground floor -I felt the building move a little bit-)
  • Tecuci - The biggest earthquake of my 17 years of my life.
  • Suceava - Noticed a slight horizontal movement like when traveling by train. Lasted about 30 sec.
  • Одесса - 6 землетрясение в моей жизни - уже привыкла - раньше страшнее
  • Ruse - le lit a bougé environ trente secondes
  • urechesti vrancea - pas de degats secousse 3 secondes
  • urechesti vrancea - 5 SECONDES DE SECOUSSE
  • Bucharest - felt it moderate at the 7th floor scary.
  • Istanbul - our apartment bldg shook for about 2-3 seconds mildly
  • Istanbul - felt it on fifth floor of apt bldg; shook for 3 seconds
  • Galati - Na de beving heeft het stadscentrum voor meer dan 30 minuten zonder electriciteit gezeten. Geen lift, geen internet, geen TV, wel cameraploegen en ambulances. De generator van het hotel heeft het maar enkele minuten volgehouden.
  • bucharest - The first earthquake I ever felt. There were other 5.5 earthquakes in Vrancea but not very noticeable here in Bucharest..
  • Iasi - Strong shaking
  • Bila Zerkva - gab es eine allmähliche Neigung hin und her für 2 Sekunden
  • Kherson - poczulem drgania budynku
  • Bukarest - My indoor trees were shaking, i felt how i was jiggling on my chair so i grabbed the table just to be sure ...and I felt the table a little moving. My dog was nervous. Was a short earthquake. About 10 Secs. I live in the 3rd Floor. (Earthquake secure house from 2012). Mobile phone had no signal for 5-10 Minutes. No electricity blackout.
  • EMSC Romania Nov 19 07:24 3.6 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 18 19:22 2.6 129 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ukraine Nov 15 03:15 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Serbia Nov 12 02:20 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Jagodina, Serbia Nov 12 02:20 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 10 05:30 3.1 152 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 10 05:11 2.9 116 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 09 18:39 3.0 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 08 09:43 3.2 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 08 05:01 2.9 140 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Nov 05 05:37 3.6 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 03 13:14 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Nov 03 13:09 4.3 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Romania Nov 03 13:09 4.0 126 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Daniela Paun says:

      Short question: why are Hungary and Ukraine listed under “Romania earthquake list”?
      Other way: thank you for all the info given!

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        They are not, but earthquakes who occur in a stretch alo,ng the border can be felt in Hungary too. If people feel it they must be able to retrieve them.

    2. Daniela Paun says:

      Thank you for the information on this web site.

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