Important historic earthquakes in Romania

Last update: May 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Romania Mar 22 17:11 2.8 90 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 20 04:59 2.5 114 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 18 20:39 2.9 65 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 15 05:18 3.4 115 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Mar 15 05:12 2.5 91 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 13 06:50 2.7 108 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 10 10:48 3.8 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Mar 10 05:13 3.2 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Mar 10 04:10 2.4 114 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 09 01:50 3.5 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Romania Mar 08 13:43 3.7 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Nereju, Romania Mar 08 13:43 4.1 143 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 08 13:43 4.2 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Romania Mar 07 02:51 3.5 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Mar 07 02:51 3.9 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Mar 01 20:11 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Mar 01 15:16 2.3 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Mar 01 13:56 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 27 08:31 2.8 122 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 26 21:34 3.4 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 26 15:16 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 26 13:11 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 26 04:21 3.5 138 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 25 03:44 2.9 136 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 25 03:18 3.0 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 22 14:56 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 22 09:29 3.6 139 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 18 08:10 2.9 112 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 10 19:54 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Romania Feb 08 15:14 3.3 116 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nehoiu, Romania Feb 08 15:08 4.7 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 08 15:08 4.7 127 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Romania Feb 08 15:08 4.5 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bucharest - I felt a rather strange and unpleasant horizontal shake, it lasted for 2-3 seconds
  • Bucharest - 5th floor glass/metal building
  • Bucharest - Felt building move, lasted only a few seconds
  • Bucharest - No damage, however the building moved quite notably for few seconds and then it was over.
  • Bucharest - Felt as though someone gave my chair a light kick. The bookshelf gave a quick creaking noise.
  • USGS Romania Feb 08 09:52 4.4 129 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Romania Feb 08 09:52 4.1 127 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Feb 08 09:52 4.4 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 07 04:02 3.3 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 05 18:42 3.3 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 01 00:33 2.8 134 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Jan 28 17:27 3.3 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jan 27 00:16 3.5 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jan 26 07:44 2.9 119 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Jan 24 04:08 3.0 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jan 22 20:13 3.0 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania-moldova Border Region Jan 22 07:52 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Jan 18 17:25 2.9 127 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Jan 16 16:16 2.4 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Jan 16 14:11 2.3 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Jan 16 12:57 3.1 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jan 15 12:23 3.5 115 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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