Earthquakes in the world on March 29, 2014 (M4.5 or more) - Deep earthquake in Romania

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Deep earthquake in Romania
Based on an increasing number of visitors joining us from Romania and Moldova, we believe that an earthquake was felt.
Are you one of the people who felt the shaking of this earthquake ? If yes, please fill in the form below by clicking on the  "I Felt It" button of "I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake" on top of the list. Thank you.
Update 19:30 UTC : Preliminary Magnitude 5.0 but luckily at a depth of 150 km, so no damage expected
Update 19:36 UTC : The Romanian seismological agency has revised the data and is now reporting M4.9 at a depth of 135 km. We do not expect any damage based on these parameters


Dangerous shallow earthquake in China's Hubei (3 gorges dam area)
The earthquake has a moderate magnitude but because of the shallow depth and our experience with similar earthquakes in China, is convinced that this earthquake almost certainly will generate damage


Strong earthquake in the Los Angeles area (Fullerton - La Habra)
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Historical earthquake(s) who happened on the same date
Ethiopia 1969 - Magnitude 6.4
The earthquake completely razed the town of Sardo, killing 24 persons and injuring 165. There were 100 huts destroyed in the village; all were made of mud. The 300 surviving villagers were moved to the nearby town of Loggia, 50 kilometers west. Damage and reported felt area were restricted to an apparent radius of about 30 kilometers. Several aftershocks were noted, but none were damaging.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Mar 29 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Philadelphia - I was sleeping I felt my house move back and forth as a joke I said I think Thor just landed in my street.My dog was barking.i instantly fell back to damage to wake shocked about quake in LA. I'm in Philadelphia PA
  • Philadelphia - Lying in bed, I started to feel my bed move back and forth. I ignored it at first but it continued for several minutes. I started to think it was my imagination until my wife awoke and asked if I "felt that shaking"
  • WCATWC 85 Miles Sw Of Barstow California Mar 29 21:33 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Barstow - I was outside and a bunch of birds shot out from our tree, shortly after our chairs jolted.
  • USGS Manokwari, Indonesia Mar 29 20:47 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near N Coast Of Papua, Indonesia Mar 29 20:47 4.8 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia Mar 29 20:47 4.8 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Mar 29 19:34 4.8 400 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tonga Mar 29 19:34 4.8 391 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Mar 29 19:18 4.7 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Mar 29 19:18 4.7 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bucharest - Heard a sound. Furniture shaking. No damages
  • GEOFON Romania Mar 29 19:18 4.7 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Mar 29 19:18 4.7 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • kşinev - ufak bi sarsıntıydı.
  • Leova - No damage just shaking.
  • chisinau - Scary
  • Chisinau - everything shook lightly all car alarms went off outside at same time
  • chisinau - fourth floor,whole family felt it,lasting about thirty seconds, car alarms went off
  • Chisinau - Chair forwrd-back approx 1 cm
  • Oltenita - I felt the earthquake fairly weak. The bed started shaking although I was not moving, but I didn't take notice of any piece of furniture shaking.
  • Bucarest - Mon lit a bougé, les petits objets sur le rebord de ma fenêtre ont bougé, ma lampe de poche est tombée.
  • EMSC Balleny Islands Region Mar 29 18:46 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Balleny Islands Region Mar 29 18:46 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maoping, China Mar 29 16:24 5.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yichang - no damage
  • EMSC Hubei, China Mar 29 16:24 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Mar 29 07:46 5.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Mid-atlantic Ridge Mar 29 07:46 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Central Mid Atlantic Ridge Mar 29 07:46 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hokkaido, Japan Region Mar 29 07:39 5.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachinohe, Japan Mar 29 07:39 4.9 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hokkaido, Japan Region Mar 29 07:39 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Guatemala Mar 29 05:30 4.8 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Colombia Mar 29 04:35 4.6 155 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Aratoca, Colombia Mar 29 04:35 4.6 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Panguna, Papua New Guinea Mar 29 04:26 4.8 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Mar 29 04:26 4.7 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Mar 29 04:26 4.7 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    WCATWC 85 Miles Sw Of Barstow California Mar 29 04:10 5.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern California Mar 29 04:09 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Los Angeles - It was a long earthquake. Took a while for it to calm down.
  • Anaheim/ Disneyland - A rolling sensation .... bed rocked back and forth.
  • USGS La Habra, California Mar 29 04:09 5.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • La Habra - Shook windows and was sharp bolt
  • long beach california - se sintio fuerte temblor en el area de los angeles California a las 8 con 10 min y fue oscilatorio de 5.3
  • Mission Viejo - It was a rolling quake but no visible structural damage
  • Lakewood - No damage; long, rolling kind of shaking.
  • Fullerton - Popękany beton przy domu
  • La Mirada - No damage. House rolled back & forth. Loud roaring sound & hard shaking.
  • fullerton - It was very scary, because i was just getting ready to eat dinner, my father told me to hand him a plate. So, i went to grab the plate as soon i was getting it all hellbroke down, i didnt't know what was happening, i ran, my dad said no dont run and everything from the living room fell picture frames trophes, i got scared and i did cry from a azma attack very scary. Thank god nothing bad happened.
  • Cypress - everything was shaking, family ran outside immediately, felt like it lasted for about 8-10 seconds
  • Anaheim - the house was shaking a lot
  • Pomona - We felt this earthquake for a long time. It was a slow, light shaking at first, then progressed into a longer, stronger, sustained shake that lasted several seconds before slowly fading out. I would say we felt shaking for at least 15-20 seconds from start to finish.
  • Whittier - Live in East Whittier close to La habra Orange county line down whittier blvd. Felt the 5.1 a very strong jolt. Strongest one I ever felt .
  • Santa clarita - Rolling shake for severall seconds
  • Roland Heights - Last night Ifelt the pre shock and then the 5.1 really shook our place. Broken glass and cans fell out of cabinets. Also felt many of the aftershocks, even the one this afternoon.
  • Whittier 90606 - strong jolt
  • Studio City - No damage, but a moderately strong shaking but it lasted quite a long time. It lasted much longer than the one from 10 days or so ago that was 4.3 and in Encino. Longest one I've ever felt.
  • Santa Ana - I was sitting on my couch & i felt it i got scared bc i thought that the big dresser was going to fall on my little brother
  • wasilla - I am usually within .5 and my guess is just above a 4.o quake. rattled dishes and shook the bed for 10-20 seconds. no big deal.
  • Diamond Bar - it caught me by surprise and some vases got destroyed
  • West Covina California - Not to damaged but a few things fell of my pantry and stuff. I was watching tv and I suddenly fell shaking and got up and ran outside and saw that it was an earthquake. I got really scared though cause I knew about the San Andreas fault line.
  • La Mirada - Was sitting on couch when large jolt hit. Very sharp, not the usual rolling type. Took me by surprise since we didn't feel the foreshocks. Many items fell off of shelves/tables. We live at top of a hill, so it might have felt a bitter stronger.
  • Brea, CA - Everything shook so hard, it was terrifying!
  • La habra - Tv and shelves rattled smaller shelves fell over, things fell off of shelves, had to hold up tv lasted about 15 seconds or so house jolted
  • California - I was standing in line waiting to get on a ride and the fireworks started and the fake ship pulled up and the ground started shaking and it felt like the ground was rolling and then when it stopped the park closed early and shut down the rides.
  • fullerton - We were cooking bacon and chilling.. Suddenly, everything started shaking and all I heard was glass and loud noises. I ran outside to see people crying.
  • Brea CA - Entire house shook things fell off shelves and out Of cabinets, patio cracked very scary!!
  • buena park - Quake after quake today! There was one about 20 minutes ago. Earthquake woke me up and now it's keeping me up. This is outrageous! Only a few picture frames in my house were damaged, so that's good. Items on shelves almost falling off. It's creating major waves in my pool as well. WHEN WILL IT END?!
  • Anaheim, ca - Nerve wracking.. I have been feeling several aftershovks Since lastnight's 5.3 magnitude
  • EMSC Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif. Mar 29 04:09 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Brea - Quick shake
  • Long Beach - Felt momentary trembling (less than 5 seconds)which my husband and I both felt on the second story of our house at 8:03PM, March 28, 2014.
  • Fullerton - I believe we had at least a 4.5. It was a jerky quake. It moved my couch. I was sitting o it. Kind of scared me because we live in an old home, raised, it moved with 3good jerks. About 7 to 10 seconds. Long time to me. Lived here my b whole life, 53 years.
  • Pasadena - Very moderate shaking - very short.
  • Victorville - The ground shook hard at first, felt Like it rolled under our feet. We're on the second floor in a hospital. Then it lightly shook for another 5-10 seconds.
  • Anaheim, CA - Noisy ratle of windows and mild movement of ground. Side to side movement
  • Victorville,CA - Our cat wanted outside and stood meowing at us. Then a strong jerking began. We went outside. Our dog has just sat down at 9:42. She was walking in circles. No damage to our home.
  • Santa Ana - felt like a 5
  • Long Beach - No damage strong shaking
  • Los Angeles - Fue un movimiento fuerte nada fuera de lo comun estoy acostumbrado a terremotos reales como el de Mexico DF en 1985. Ese fue terremoto no los movimientos teluricos acaecidos aqui como el de esta noche a las 21:11 pm de este dia 28 de marzo,2014. Pero no por eso bajar la guardia,hay q estar siempre alertas. La Madre Tierra es un ente vivo aunq quizas la gente no lo entities o prefiera evadirlo.
  • Diamond Bar - Loud shaking.
  • Rowland Heights - One of the strongest quakes I have felt, a few bottles in the kitchen and bathroom fell, half of the neighbors were alarmed and half didn't even come out of their houses. Missed a minute of Monk because we rushed outside, went back for cell phone and tablet.
  • los angeles - Al principio no le di importancia, pero de repente se sintio fuerte.
  • Pasadena - No damage, lots of sound and a burst of shaking
  • Santa Maria - I looked down at the computer in the cafe and saw slight shaking. (first thought was earthquake)
  • Cypress - 90630: Was watching TV 6pm felt strange movement. Did not feel the 3 Pointer at 8pm .. but felt the 5 pointer that followed --->
  • Choctaw - Rumble/shaking of windows with a boom sound. 1:20 am Saturday March 28
  • Anaheim - Well I was at disneyland and we were about to get on luigis flying tires in cars land and all of a sudden once the ride started the ground was shaking. I thought it was part of the ride but it wasnt until I saw the lights move and the posts. Thats when people started texting me and calling telling me if im ok and thats when I noticed that there was an earthquake
  • Huntington Beach - No damage but much longer than 10 seconds, at least twice that. Some initial jolt movements and then rolling movement for some time. Was pretty dizzy for 1 minute or two after this quake.
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - I was saying goodnight to my kids around 9pm in our 2nd story apartment, when we heard the windows rattle. We thought it might be the wind, but then 2 of us felt some slight swaying. I couldn't tell if I was not feeling well or if it was a quake. Looked it up online and sure enough.
  • Fullerton - it was only measured at a 5.1 magnitude, but since the quake originated right where i live.... it was extremely scary. My first thought was to go under a table, but it was quickly replaced with, "i have to get my mom and my dogs". It's been about 3 hours since the quake and i am still so paranoid and shaky. every little aftershock that's been coming has me going crazy like i have PTSD or something..
  • Hollywood/Los Angeles - We were at The Pantages Theatre, during intermission of The Book of Mormon. We felt our seats shaking. Looked up at the high ceilings and all the disco balls were swaying.
  • Santa Ana - Even my cat got scared and people did run outside
  • Los Angeles - No damage to my apartment.
  • Buena Park - I was at Medieval Times in Buena park when the earthquake struck us. It was so crazy to see that whole castle shake. I thought the roof was going to crumble down. Something actually did fall on someone but I think they were ok. I thought the show was going to stop and we were going to all leave, but the show kept going.
  • Fullerton - We were on the third story of my aunt's apartment complex when we felt everything start to shake. My little sister and my 5 younger cousins starting screaming and everything started to fall. Even my cousin's brand new TV shattered on the floor. We cuddled up underneath doorways and tables until it stopped shaking (about 15 seconds) And then evacuated the apartment.
  • anaheim - Started shaking my fishing rods, then stronger. I goaded it on because it just kept rolling. Them three hard jolts sent my TV "walking" down the credenza. I got up and held on to my TV until the rolling quit. Felt at least five aftershocks.One big crack in kitchen wall and big toolbox fell and dented side of car in garage.
  • irvine, ca - Watching TV when the the whole room started to rock back and forth for about 15 sec then slowly came to a stop. Made me feel a little dizzy after. Nothing fell in the house but very scary.
  • Palm Desert - I was in bed for the night, but not asleep yet. Bed rolled gently
  • Huntington Beach - no damage
  • Beach Blvd - very moderate shaking, nothing damaged
  • Placentia - Was in bed when felt mild shaking
  • Long Beach - Was on a walk in the neighborhood and the house I was standing next to started rattling. I thought that maybe there was a breeze up above that I wasn't feeling, it looked like an old house that could be rattled by a breeze. Stopped to see if the ground was shaking, but didn't feel anything. Didn't know there was an earthquake until one of the residents came out and asked me about it.
  • Long Beach - Lasted about 4 seconds with an aftershock of about 2 seconds.
  • California City, California - Was at 9:11 pm appx. Was sitting on couch saw a chandelier start to move then I felt a "roll" which made things move faster and even felt my legs giveway on the floor.
  • Huntington Beach - Items fell of shelves at work. I was home. Some separation of sidewalk on South side of our home with a little lifting.
  • placentia, ca - Various items in the house and garage fell.
  • San Diego - No damage. But knew it was 5.0 +
  • USGS Kitaibaraki, Japan Mar 29 01:53 5.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 29 01:53 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 29 01:53 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Mar 29 00:18 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Mar 29 00:18 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Northern Chile Mar 29 00:07 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (New Zealand only)

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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) ?
    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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