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

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D 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 I Felt It
    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 I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Aug 08 08:34 4.0 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 04 13:36 3.8 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Aug 03 10:13 3.8 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Aug 02 02:32 4.8 133 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Romania Aug 02 02:32 4.2 129 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Aug 02 02:32 4.8 133 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • белгород днестровски - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Aug 01 10:27 4.3 101 MAP I Felt It
  • bran - Very weak shaking
  • GEOFON Romania Aug 01 10:27 4.1 91 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Aug 01 10:27 4.3 97 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chisinau - 5th floor, quite weak shacking
  • Chisinsu - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Romania Jul 12 22:34 3.6 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jun 25 09:48 4.1 139 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gura Teghii, Romania Jun 23 23:50 4.1 151 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania Jun 23 23:50 4.2 139 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania Jun 17 18:18 3.5 133 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 27 23:34 3.3 114 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 24 17:44 2.9 123 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania May 24 15:17 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania May 22 08:27 3.7 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 21 20:10 3.3 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 21 16:56 3.2 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 19 23:46 3.4 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nereju, Romania May 19 20:02 4.3 118 MAP I Felt It
  • Bucharest - up To 10 Seconds
  • GEOFON Romania May 19 20:02 4.1 115 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bucharest - 2-3 sec
  • Focsani - s-a simtit ca o busitura , cel mai scurt cutremur din viata mea (via emsc)
  • Ianca - La ianca-braila sa simtit binisor.dar a inceput intai in sus-jos dupa zgomot (via emsc)
  • Buhcarest - Tres leger mais ressenti a Bucarest (via emsc)
  • Bucharest - O ușoară mișcare pe orizontala , țurțurii de la lampa au început ușor sa se miste (via emsc)
  • Karaisen, Bulgaria - Monitor and desk shook, felt it sitting in my hard office chair (via emsc)
  • Bucharest - Very short earthquake, lasted 5 seconds, horizontal movement. At 2nd floor i moved forward with the couch
  • EMSC Romania May 19 20:02 4.5 140 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Romania May 18 15:07 3.1 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 13 09:21 3.8 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 09 16:48 3.4 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 08 20:37 3.2 84 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 06 18:36 3.0 163 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 06 17:01 3.8 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 05 10:48 3.4 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 05 08:49 2.7 71 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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