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
USGS Teregova, Romania Oct 31 23:00 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Oct 31 23:00 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Romania Oct 31 23:00 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • vrsac - i felt it
  • EMSC Romania Oct 28 09:24 3.4 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 25 22:39 3.1 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 25 21:14 2.6 83 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Oct 21 19:22 3.5 145 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Serbia Oct 15 20:27 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Serbia Oct 13 15:04 2.3 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Oct 08 00:57 3.6 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 07 20:34 3.7 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 06 10:38 3.1 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 02 20:08 3.1 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 02 09:19 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 01 02:23 2.8 108 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 29 19:35 3.1 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 26 12:18 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 23 05:57 3.2 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 22 18:55 2.9 140 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 19 17:26 2.5 79 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 19 10:56 3.0 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 19 07:46 2.5 112 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 19 05:16 2.9 103 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 19 00:54 3.3 75 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Giurgiu - The bed shaking woke me up. As soon as I woke up it stopped.
  • EMSC Romania Sep 18 05:35 2.9 87 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 15 18:10 3.0 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 12 09:19 3.1 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Sep 10 19:45 4.7 107 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 10 19:45 4.7 107 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Romania Sep 10 19:45 4.5 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Galati - No damage
  • Buzau - Felt it !
  • Chisinau - Strongly felt at fifth floor
  • Chisinau - Never felt earthquakes like this. It was just one strong and short shake. More like a big bomb exploded somewhere near.
  • Lasi - no damage
  • Chisinau - Felt in bed at 4th floor
  • Кишинев - Находилась в доме , слыщала гкл Земли . Походе на взрыв
  • Bucharest - I felt an earth tremor at around 10:45 pm local time in Bucharest Romania. I was on the second floor of my villa at the time. It only lasted about 4 or 5 seconds it was enough to make me jump out of my chair and go outside onto the terrace. Others felt it also in the area.
  • Chisinau - 3rd floor, one short moderate whack
  • Chisinau - a boom like a bomb went off or 2 large trucks colliding nearby. More percussion than actual movement.
  • кишинев - звенела посуда в шкафу качалась люстра
  • キシナウ - 鉄筋建ての2階にいましたが、大きな揺れに驚きました。こちらは建物の耐震構造がないので心配でした。大きな揺れのあとしばらく小刻みな揺れが続きました。地元の人も飛び起きてくるほどでした。
  • Bucharest - Light shaking - City center, Bucharest, No damage.
  • Covasna - geen schade ,maar ik zat stil op de stoel en mijn stoel ging heen en weer.
  • Chisinau - It's just once. What will happen if it takes for seconds??
  • Кишинев - Может учения в черном море? Что то взорвали
  • Lasi - It was short, like 1-2 sec,but strong.
  • Кишинев - Как буд то взрыв, может учения в черном море? Что то взорвали?
  • Bacau - an aggressive motion...from south to north...short and violent...very unpleasant...no damage...
  • Cernavoda - Tremblements des murs Vibration dans le plancher
  • EMSC Romania Sep 10 08:41 2.9 85 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 09 06:09 3.5 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 07 18:39 3.0 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 06 15:54 3.2 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 06 04:20 3.5 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 05 23:13 2.5 74 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Sep 03 02:57 3.3 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 01 22:15 2.8 66 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Serbia Aug 29 23:43 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 29 13:46 3.0 123 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 29 06:24 4.0 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 25 18:01 3.0 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 25 15:44 3.5 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 25 14:33 2.8 124 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Aug 24 07:12 4.2 153 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Romania Aug 24 07:12 4.1 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 24 07:12 4.3 150 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Aug 19 09:04 3.9 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 14 17:01 2.3 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Aug 14 03:25 2.5 73 MAP I Felt It

    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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