Important historic earthquakes in Romania

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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Romania May 14 08:17 3.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania May 04 10:52 3.0 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Apr 26 11:44 3.5 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sita Buzaului, Romania Apr 25 17:15 4.6 151 MAP
GEOFON Romania Apr 25 17:15 4.4 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bârlad - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Romania Apr 25 17:15 4.6 154 MAP
    EMSC Romania Apr 10 00:14 3.1 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Apr 07 17:39 3.3 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Apr 04 03:39 3.5 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Apr 01 12:21 3.2 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Mar 30 18:56 2.9 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Mar 17 00:21 3.9 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nereju, Romania Mar 14 10:24 4.5 138 MAP
    GEOFON Romania Mar 14 10:24 4.5 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bucharest - a couple of seconds, 5 seconds or so
  • Focsani - In Focsani we felt the shaking for approx. 5 seconds
  • Bucharest - I felt it strong and it was just 2-5 seconds
  • Gagesti - It lasted for 2 seconds aprox.
  • EMSC Romania Mar 02 23:22 3.7 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Mar 01 22:57 3.4 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 24 10:00 3.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 22 21:49 3.8 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 10 22:32 3.2 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 04 23:56 3.4 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Feb 04 13:15 3.5 152 MAP
    EMSC Romania Feb 04 13:15 3.9 141 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Feb 03 01:00 3.4 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jan 28 21:22 3.3 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jan 27 06:48 3.5 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Dec 26 15:18 3.3 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Dec 24 01:40 3.2 115 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Dec 15 07:33 3.2 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Dec 15 03:24 3.5 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Dec 14 02:28 3.2 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Dec 11 22:15 3.8 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Dec 03 01:48 3.4 86 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 14 23:11 3.3 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Nov 14 06:24 3.4 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 28 13:56 4.0 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 18 02:25 3.4 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 08 01:49 4.1 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Oct 07 14:58 3.4 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 27 09:15 3.3 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 25 07:54 4.2 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • barlad - Moderate shaking
  • Barlad - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Romania Sep 08 18:12 3.5 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 07 16:45 3.5 145 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Sep 04 19:59 3.3 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 26 15:27 3.4 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 23 07:39 3.8 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Smirdan, Romania Aug 16 15:16 4.3 12 MAP
    EMSC Ukraine-romania-moldova Bdr Reg Aug 16 15:16 3.8 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Днепр - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Romania Aug 16 08:11 3.7 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 09 09:17 3.4 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Romania Aug 08 08:34 3.6 141 MAP

    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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