Important historic earthquakes in Romania

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EMSC Romania Feb 18 14:16 3.8 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 18 02:05 2.9 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 13 19:45 3.4 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 09 18:03 2.9 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 09 03:15 3.5 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 06 13:08 2.9 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 05 01:18 3.9 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Feb 03 07:48 2.9 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 31 11:25 3.0 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 29 09:48 3.8 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 27 09:24 3.1 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 26 10:24 2.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 19 01:00 3.3 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 18 01:24 3.4 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 16 17:20 3.1 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 16 09:26 2.9 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Romania Jan 09 11:36 4.0 133 MAP
USGS Bisoca, Romania Jan 09 11:36 4.1 139 MAP
EMSC Romania Jan 09 11:36 4.2 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Jan 05 12:37 3.0 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 31 22:30 3.0 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 28 06:25 3.3 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 26 00:05 3.1 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 19 13:25 3.0 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 18 19:25 3.1 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 13 04:01 3.0 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 12 10:52 3.3 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 09 19:06 3.8 145 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 06 19:58 2.9 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 06 14:56 3.6 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 05 18:03 2.9 138 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 05 05:33 3.7 170 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Dec 05 00:17 3.0 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 30 04:15 3.7 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 26 03:21 3.3 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 24 02:45 3.1 86 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 20 18:56 3.2 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 09 10:33 2.9 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 09 01:14 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 08 05:35 3.3 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 08 03:47 3.7 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 07 12:27 3.1 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 06 19:48 3.1 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 04 23:45 3.1 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 01 09:15 2.9 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Oct 28 15:46 3.6 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Brasov - Nous avons été réveillé en plein nuit car le lit tremblait. Le tremblement a duré entre 5 et 10 secondes. Pas de dégâts à première vue aux alentours.
  • Bucarest - J'ai été réveillé en pleine nuit. La secousse a duré dix secondes environ, sans être très violente.
  • EMSC Romania Oct 28 03:48 3.3 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lovech - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Woke me up, 5-10sec heavy, 10-20 to tal
  • Totea - 2 / 3 seconds of moderate shaking.
  • Bucarest - Cela m'a réveillé brutalement. Cela a duré environ 10 secondes. Tout a tremblé très très fort.
  • Bucharest - Woke up to the sound of wardrobe door slamming, then I felt like my bed is lightly moving. Few seconds. No damages.
  • Bucharest - my property hasn t been damaged, i think the tremor has lasted a fee good 15 seconds
  • Balotesti - Les tremblements m'ont réveillée. Tous les meubles de la chambre bougeaient.
  • Bucharest - The tremor woke me up. I am living on the 6th floor in a tall building. It lasted 4-5 seconds
  • bucuresti - secousse 5 a 6 secondes mon lit a tangué 3 fois quand meme
  • belene - quelques secondes, nous a réveillé, avons de suite pensé à un tremblement de terre
  • voluntari - 5 a 8 secondes. pas de degats
  • Sinaia - 5-6 seconds woke up and bed and lamps rattling
  • Bucarest - Cela m'a réveillé aux alentours de 2 h 35 mn et pendant environ 5 secondes. L'immeuble tremblait de partout ainsi que mon lit. Pas de dégâts apparents. Mais quelques frayeurs suffisantes pour m'empecher de me rendormir.
  • Polski Trembesh - Réveillée de mon lit à 3:34 sans explication la terre a commencé à trembler quelques minutes après suffisamment fort pour que j n'ai aucun doute du phénomène. Aucun dégâts remarqué
  • Tunari - 5 à 10 secondes
  • Bucarest - Lit a tremblé pendant plusieurs seconde, dans le sens de la longueur
  • Bucharest - Light shaking
  • Ploeisti - Wow ! Ça a tremblé ! Mais RAS ! Juste un vélo qui est tombé par terre... Et tant mieux !!
  • Bucharest - Woke me up, felt the bed moving like a boat. Cat hiding under bed. Building was swaying. Lasted long, 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Bucarest - Gros craquement et secousses sur 5-6 secondes
  • Bucharest - J'ai été réveillé dans la nuit par des très forte secousses qui ont durée une dizaine voir plus de secondes j'ai eu peur D:
  • Bucarest - 4 fortes secondes
  • Galati - It was reasonably strong earthquake that shook me up from sleep at about 0340.
  • Bucuresti - Light shaking
  • Bucarest - Cela a duré une 15aine de secondes. Tous les meubles ont tremblé et tout bougeait dans l’appartement au dernier étage d’un grand immeuble. Il n’y a pas eu de dommages physiques. C’etait Impressionnant
  • Voluntari - Around 3:30 am we were sleeping and it woke us up. The bed shook for approx 5 seconds. This morning we checked the house, and there is no damage. Laurence & Bruno Marteau
  • Galati - Cela m a réveillé, environ 10sec de secousses modérées
  • Bucarest - 15 secondes
  • Odessa - 3/4 secondes. Réveil dans la nuit tout le canapé bougeait
  • Bucharest - We was just going to sleep, when the lights in the ceiling started rattling, them the room was shaking, im an english man and never felt this before and i got to admit it felt intense..
  • Draganesti - 3 seconds of bed visibly shaking. No damage...
  • Bucarest - I was asleep and then i ve been awecked by a intense earth shaking
  • Constanta - Light shaking,lasted 2 3 seconds,no damage.
  • Constanta - Furniture shaking, lasted about 10-15 seconds.
  • Bucharest - Mon lit était secoue alors qu'en temps normal il a pas ê soin de 4 personnes à la fois pour le bouger ou le retourner
  • Bucharest - I woke up, everything was shaking and the was going backwards and forwards. Pretty scary.
  • Bucarest - réveillé par des bruits légers dans ma maison, puis ai ressenti onde de vibration.
  • Varna - Réveillée par ce que j'ai pris pour des vibrations de claquements de porte jusqu'à ce que je comprenne qu'il y avait eu un séisme
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Ruse - Strong shaking. Quite long. Furniture was creaking. I was scared. Living in a tall building. Thank God there are no damages and injured people.
  • Bucarest - Un gros « boum » suivi de tremblements. Mon lit tremblait des objects sont tombés de table de nuit et du haut des placards
  • USGS Comandau, Romania Oct 28 00:38 5.5 151 MAP
    GEOFON Romania Oct 28 00:38 5.5 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - 30 secs duration. Furniture shaken. Woken from sleep
  • Sinaia - Very strong shaking
  • Slatina - Weak shaking
  • Bucharest - Light shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Light shaking
  • Bucharest - 15 seconds
  • Bucharest - 3-4 seconds
  • Buchsrest - Strong shaking
  • chisinau - it was pretty long around 30 seconds. the door made some noice. the earthquake was gentle and smooth.
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Galati - I was sleeping when I felt my bed shaking. It lasted for some seconds, I cannot approximate how many. It was a moderate shaking, but yet visible.
  • Odessa - Weak shaking
  • Bucuresti - Strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Bucharest - 5 seconds, large osxillations.
  • Pitesti - 15 sec
  • Chisinau - 30 seconds strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Roughly 10 second
  • Bucharest - Very strong shaking
  • Bucharest - I live on the 5th floor. Light shaking of the whole building on a North/South axis. Duration probably around 15 seconds. No visible damage of any sort.
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Brasov - Horizontal shaking at 03:35 am (or 02:35 if clocks have changed) lasting around 5 seconds. Scary but no damage.
  • Bucharest - I was sleeping, woke up because of the noise made by the furniture, also seen the bulb light shake, I experienced it for about 10 seconds, heard noises from the neighboirs above
  • Galati - Very light initial tremor, followed after half a minute or so by more noticeable shaking. Hard to tell how long it lasted - up to 30 seconds maybe? The tremor felt horizontal. There was no damage. Nothing moved or fell.
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Craiova - Light shaking
  • Tsar Kaloyan - Light shaking
  • Craiova - around 10 seconds. It woke me up from night sleep. bed was shaking, but no pebbles falling from the roof
  • Bucharest - Just had a really scary earthquake at about 3:40am Romania time. Strong - lasted for around 15 secs. I was in bed and it was shaking like hell. The whole building was moving backwards and forwards. Stuff was falling off the shelves. Glasses were rattling in the kitchen. I was frightened. Alarms going off everywhere and police sirens on the street. It was not good.
  • Bucuresti - Started slowly and then increased in intensity. It took probably app 10-12 sec.
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Bucarest - Je suis choqué Que Dieu nous aide et nous garde Amen
  • Brasov - Moderate shaking
  • Bucureşti - 15 seconds, it was pretty long and my bed and closets were shaking and making a lot of noise
  • Bucharest - Shaking lasted 5 to 6 seconds. No apparent damage. Walls, windows and ceilings were shaking very fast, especially the first 3 second day. Not all animals noticed it, but the majority yes.
  • Galati - About 03:39 hrs. am, 2 rounds about 3 seconds apart, about 2-3 seconds each round
  • Pitesti - 15 sec
  • Bucharest - around 30 seconds. On second floor, furniture shaking, wardrobe doors opened, heard walls cracking. Water in bottles shaking for a longer time (1 min).
  • Gaesti - Moderate shaking
  • Chisinau - Wakened from sleep with bed violently moved
  • одесса - секунд 20-25
  • pitesti - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - 10-15 seconds
  • București - 8 sec
  • Chișinău - Woke me up. Very strong sound.
  • Bacău - 15+ seconds, the shaking of fragile things woke me up. Nothing was damaged.
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Brasov - Moderate shaking
  • Craiova - Woke me up, the building was shaking for 10-15 seconds.
  • Buzau - Strong shaking
  • Chisinau - Was sleeping but woke up because of what I thought first was the bed shaking. Strong and long lasting.
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Plovdiv - Light shaking
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Woke me up ! The bed was shakeing.
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - 15 seconds
  • Bucharest - 3-4 seconds, sudden shaking, felt strong on the 10th floor, no damage
  • Bucharest - I was sleeping and I woke up and the furniture was moving in my room
  • Bucuresti - 5 Seconds
  • Bucharest - 10 - 15 seconds
  • Pleven - Strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Light shaking
  • Pitesti - Bed shook 3 times - woke me up
  • Jilava ilvof - No damage, felt two movements most probably from East to west.we live on ground floor.
  • Odessa - Weak shaking
  • Slatina - 10s, woken from sleep
  • Iasi - Not sure how long it lasted,but it woke me up!
  • Pitesti - Light shaking
  • Craiova - Shaking and sound woke me up from sleep. I felt my bed shaking for few seconds followed by a pause and few more seconds of shaking
  • Bucarest - 5 secondes
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • BUcharest - Strong shaking
  • Pitesti - 15 seconds of constant shaking
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Otopeni - 3 to 4 seconds shaking wall and ground
  • Chisinau - It lasted around 20 seconds
  • Odessa - a lamp was shaking, the shaking lasted 2-4 seconds
  • Bucharest - No damage to my property but it felt like a moderate shaking, though. I was asleep and I jumped out of bed as thing were shaking around me and some noise around too. It lasted about 30 to 40 seconds. A kind of moderate earthquake, I would say.
  • Bucharest - Strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Ruse - 5-8 seconds
  • Bran - 15 seconds approx. Woke up the family here on vacation at Mistral resort.
  • Bucharest - Second floor About 15-20 sec no damages just real scared woked up by my dog
  • Ploiesti - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - About 10-15 seconds. Bed and windows were shaking. No damage.
  • Buzau - I was sleeping, and woke up because my pets started to behave anormaly..15 seconds. No damages
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Woke me up, building shook for 10 seconds (7th floor)
  • Bucharest - 20-25 seconds from beginning to end; a couple things fell off shelf
  • Bucuresti - I was awake and the furniture started shaking, nothing was falling but it was quite intense. I think about 20 seconds. It started slowly, then strong and after another seconds slow
  • Targoviste - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Woke me up , was strongest shaking i ever felt
  • Rousse - 30 seconds. No damage.
  • Campina - 5seconds
  • Pitesti - Furnitere are moving in the room
  • Pitesti - Very bad!
  • Bucharest, llfov county - It felt scary because I was asleep and thought someone was shaking my bed. I had to pop out of sleep.
  • Pleven - Strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - about 10 sec, no damages, loud noise
  • Chisinau - Moderate shaking, 30 seconds in duration, woke me up
  • Bucharest - Woke me up, bed was shaking!
  • Brasov - 10 seconds | No damage registered.
  • Corbeanca - Bed shook, unfortunately just me in it. New house, one level so not so bad.
  • Ploiesti - It was around 10 - 15 seconds, I was in my room in the hotel everything started moving lamps, chairs, tv, table, stronger and stronger. I have just get out of the room and spoke with reception guy, he was scared protect himself under a door. After that we started talking and he check on the news about the earthquake 5.6 on the scale.
  • Bucharest - We woke up for our bed was shaking.
  • Rousse - We woke up at 3:40 from a 10 seconds shake! We are on the 8th floor
  • Brasov - Horizontal shaking at 03:35 am lasting around 5 seconds. Scary but no damage.
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Strong movement from north to south for about 5 to 6 seconds. No damages. Confirmed by earthquakes institute 5.7 degrees.
  • Chisinau - My bed was shaking.
  • Bucharest - I shit my pants
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Otopeni - Strong shake which woke me up, even if I'm living on ground floor. Lasted for about 10-15 seconds...no damages to my property.
  • Nis - Very weak shaking
  • Constanca - Spaliśmy, obudziły nas wstrząsy. Meble zaczęły się ruszać. Nic nie spadło.
  • Bucharest - Small crack on the wall at 5th floor at the apartments block.
  • Dnipro - 30-60 seconds
  • Bacau - Weak shaking
  • Bucharest - More than 10 seconds
  • Одесса - В 3:45 ещё по летнему времени почувствовалась волна,лёжа на кровати. Чуть скрипнула мебель в комнате.
  • Targoviste - Very strong shaking
  • Bucharest - Woke me up.
  • Bucharest - Je ne dormais pas, mon lit a été fortement secoué, je valsais. J'ai regardé l'heure : 3h39 (avant le changement d'heure). Les meubles bougeaient et tout ce qui était dessus s'entrechoquait en faisant du bruit. Rien n'est tombé. Pendant 15 secondes ? 20 secondes ? Peur animale, difficile à dire combien de temps.
  • Bucharest - 9th floor building
  • Bucharest - Hotel walls, beds and windows shook for approx 15 seconds. Felt cracking sounds but everything appeared to be intact.
  • EDİRNE/ADRİANOPOLİS - 2 seconds.. I was in my bed and i felt the shaking
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking
  • Constanta - Duration approx 20 seconds
  • voluntari - Very weak shaking
  • Craiova - Light shaking
  • Sofia - Horizontal shaking at 3:38a.m.L.T., 7TH Floor
  • Magurele - Moderate shaking
  • Bucharest - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Romania Oct 20 14:14 3.1 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Voluntari, Ilfov - Paar seconden. Geen schade. Werd er wakker van. Honden in bos begonnen te huilen.

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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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