Cutremur crustal moderat în Vrancea - Moderate crustal earthquake - Romania

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Update 23 nov - 18: 15 UTC Cel puţin 8 persoane au avut nevoie de îngrijiri medicale în Galaţi datorită rănilor suferite, fie datorita sticlei căzute în care s-au tăiat, fie au suferit entorse cînd au fugit afară din case în timpul cutremurului. Numarul total al persoanelor care au avut nevoie de îngrijiri medicale a fost de ordinul zecilor, în judeţele din sud-est. (en) At least 8 persons received medical attention in Galati - they got injured cause of the fallen glass when they ran outside in the moment the earthquake occurred, or  due to sprains or other trauma. A total of tens of injured persons around the south-eastern counties who neeeded medical care.

 Update 23 nov - 12:05 UTC Două filmări în care este surprinsă panica populaţiei, dar şi unele pagube cauzate de mişcarea telurică. (en) Two videos describing the panic and damage caused by the shake.

Update În fotografiile de mai jos: Un bărbat din Tulcea a fost rănit la picior, după ce un calorifer s-a desprins de pe perete şi l-a lovit. Faţada unei clădiri vechi, aflată în apropierea unei şcoli, s-a desprins şi bucati mari de cărămizi au cazut pe troturar. Din fericire, în acel moment nu trecea nimeni prin zonă. O crăpatura într-un drum din Focşani. en In the pictures from below: A man from Tulcea was injured after a radiator fell off the wall on he's foot. Parts from a wall off a old building, close to a school, collapsed. Luckily no one was passing by. A road cracked in Focşani.

Sosea crapata - stirileprotv.ro

Sosea crapata - stirileprotv.ro

Zid căzut în Tulcea + stirileprotv.ro

Zid căzut în Tulcea + stirileprotv.ro

Om ranit - Tulcea, stirileprotv.ro

Om ranit - Tulcea, stirileprotv.ro

Update O fotografie din Focşani, zona cea mai afectată de cutremur. (en) A photo from Focşani, the area most affected by the earthquake:

Focşani * facebook.com

Focşani * facebook.com

Update 22:55 UTC Seismograma acestui seism înregistrat la staţia seismică Ploştina. The seismogram recorded at Ploştina seismic station:

PLOR.active

Update 22:05 UTC Pînă la ora 00 în zonă s-au produs 7 replici cu magnitudinea de sub 3,3. Este de aşteptat ca replicile să continue în orele şi probabil zilele următoare. (en) 7 small aftershocks with the magnitude below 3,3 occurred in the area until 22 UTC. It is expected that aftershocks will continue for the next hours and probably days.

Update 21:05 UTC Pe o rază de 100 km în jurul epicentrului, zonă potenţial periculoasă, locuiesc peste 3 milioane de persoane. (en) On a radius of 100 km from the epicenter - area with potential damage - there are living over 3 millions inhabitants.

Update: 20:53 UTC ShakeMap USGS

ShakeMap USGS

Update 20:46 UTC La Focşani şi în unele zone din Tulcea apa şi gazele au fost sistate datorită avariilor survenite. (en) In the city of Focşani and some parts of Tulcea gas and water supply were disrupted because of the damage.

Update 20:30 UTC Alte pagube raportate sunt crăpături în ziduri în zona apropiată de epicentru dar şi mai multe acoperişuri căzute în Focşani şi Tulcea. Din fericire nu sunt semnalate persoane rănite pană acum. (en) Cracks in walls are reported in the most affected area near the epicenter. Also fallen roofs were reported in Focşani and Tulcea.  Fortunately no injured persons, for now, on the latest news.

Update 20:25 UTC  Seismul a fost resimtit pe o arie foarte extinsă, după cum se poate vedea pe harta de mai jos.  (en) This earthquake was largely observed as you can see on the map below

IntensityMap Felt Reports EMSC

Felt reports EMSC

Update 20:20 UTC După revizuirea datelor de către operatorii INFP seismul a avut magnitudinea de 5,7 ml, cu adîncimea focarului la 39 km. Intensitatea epicentrală: VI.  (en) After the parameters were revised by the operators from INFP, data looks as follows: M 5,7 ml, depth: 39 km. Epicentral intensity: VI.

Update 20:06 UTC Panică generală în sudul Moldovei în special, unde cutremurul a fost resimţit cel mai puternic, iar oamenii au fugit în stradă. (en) General panic in south of Moldova region of Romania, where the earthquake was felt stronger, people ran out of the buildings. Not a clever thing to do in such a situation.

Update 19:45 UTC Primele informaţii în presă din zona afecată prezintă geamuri sparte şi obiecte cazute în zonele din apropierea epicentrului. De asemenea reţelele de telefonie au picat în Vrancea, iar in Galaţi mai multe localităţi au rămas fara energie electrică. (en) Local media reports broken windows, fallen objects and blackouts in the southeastern part of the country, in Galati and Vrancea counties. Also  communication lines are out in the same areas.

Update 19:40 UTC Un cutremur crustal, cu adîncimea la aproximativ 41 km, avînd epicentrul în apropierea oraşului Panciu. La această adîncime nu excludem mici pagube pe o rază de aproximativ 100 km in jurul epicentrului. (en) A crustal earthquake, with a focal depth at aprox. 41 km, near the city of Panciu. Light damage can not be excluded on a radius of 100 km from the epicenter.

Update 19:30 UTC  Un cutremur moderat, avînd magnitudinea preliminară de 5,6 pe Richter, s-a produs în această seară în zona Vrancea. (en)  A moderate earthquake,with a preliminary magnitude of 5,6 occurred this evening in Vrancea area.

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Oraşe apropiate: Marasesti (5km),Focsani (19km),Tecuci (21km),Adjud (26km),Onesti (52km)

Nearby Cities

  1. 4km (2mi) ENE of Tifesti, Romania
  2. 6km (4mi) WSW of Marasheshty, Romania
  3. 18km (11mi) N of Focsani, Romania
  4. 21km (13mi) W of Tecuci, Romania
  5. 179km (111mi) NNE of Bucharest, Romania

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-11-22 21:14:16

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-11-22 19:14:16

Depth (Hypocenter) : 28 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 22 21:05 2.0 34 MAP
EMSC Romania Nov 22 20:38 2.0 33 MAP
EMSC Romania Nov 22 20:30 3.1 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Romania Nov 22 20:24 2.8 30 MAP
EMSC Romania Nov 22 19:32 2.1 30 MAP
USGS Tifesti, Romania Nov 22 19:14 5.5 39 MAP
EMSC Romania Nov 22 19:14 5.6 39 MAP
GEOFON Romania Nov 22 19:14 5.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Iasi - It swayed the chair under me and the windows rattled.
  • sliven - 2 or 3 shakes about 5-6 sex long
  • Bucharest - Water in fish tanked moved. Bulbs on the ceiling still moving.
  • Varna - Very weak shaking for about 10 seconds.
  • Magurele, Ilfov - Slight shaking for about 5-10 seconds, swinging my chair a little
  • Campina - Very long amplitude earthquake
  • Кишинев - Праздновали день рождения дочки,но люстра вдруг стала дрожать все стаканы дрожали мы еле успели открыть дверь
  • Constanta - Pretty long quake, 45 to 60 seconds. Not very intense but long
  • Bucharest - Felt in Bucharest
  • Iasi - Quite a long one!
  • Iasi - Water in the fishtank almost spilled, my dog got alerted a few seconds before the quake. There was a strange humming sound for around ten seconds before the actual shaking.
  • Piatra Neamt - it went shaking for about 2-4 seconds and then stopped
  • Uman - very light shaking like on ship on the water
  • Chisinau - léger mais sensible
  • Bucuresti - weak shaking of my chair and chandelier.
  • Bucharest - Nothing has been damaged in my area, or property.
  • Chisinau - Terminati cu rusa la Chisinau, rusa se vorbeste doar in Rusia. Iar rusii sa plece acasa.
  • Bucharest - Some noise, rather lonk earthquake.
  • Bucharest - The floor shaked for about 30 seconds, I live on the 10th floor.
  • Bucharest - 10 sec
  • Shumen - Earthquake before 10 minute without damage but with long lasting
  • Bucharest - long, swayed lamps
  • Anan'iv - By filing it was not strong, but it was approximately 10 second long
  • Burgas - Scary
  • Bucharest - 3rd floor, no damages, ~20secs
  • Varna - Light shaking, 10 sec last.
  • Chisinau - Ground Shook
  • Bucharest - Ceiling fan shaked
  • Odessa - No damage to buildings
  • Sofia - 10th stories up just a very mild quick shake. Lasted no more than a second.
  • Varna - Strong enough to move the hanging lights. Shaking for about 8-10 seconds.
  • Brasov - On 1st story of a building. Two of us felt motion for about 5 seconds total. I looked out of the balcony and into the pedestrian area, and nobody else on the ground floor seemed to notice what had just happened.
  • Sfantu Gheorghe - Aprox. 40-50 second.
  • Bucharest - Travail dans un bulding de 6 etages, leger bercement, aucun degat
  • istanbul - was on 13. floor
  • Varna - on the 3rd living floor was like nothing major but I I really felt it. Horizontal shaking. 30 secs. On the higher floors was felt more significantly
  • Odessa - Секунд 10 трясло
  • Galati - biggest quake I have experienced in my life - third or 4th I think here
  • Белгород-Днестровмки - Качались люстры. Вода в чашке вибрировала. Диван раскачивался будто на нем подпрыгивали.
  • Bucharest - No damage. The floor wobbled for a couple of minutes. Items in the home shook on the wall.
  • Varna - i was in the kitchen and the kitchen cabinets made a sound
  • Chisinau - between light and moderate, mainly indoor on high floor
  • Bucharest - No damage
  • Sofia - We felt it slightly on the 6-th floor for few seconds.
  • Varna Nov22 at 21.14 - No damage but my china shook violently in the cabinets.I live on the 6th floor in Vuzrazhdane,a suburb in Varna
  • Rousse - The shake was pretty long.No dammages
  • Bacau - Dauer ca 5-6 Sekunden. Bis jetzt keine Schäden festgestellt.
  • Chisinau - 15 sec Glaeser gewackelt. Waende bewegt
  • Bacau - Unheimlich... Dauer ca 5-6 Sekunden. Bis jetzt keine Schäden festgestellt.
  • Galati - galati,strong
  • Amara - Long eartquawe and very shaking
  • Bendery - we live on the 8 floor - the sofa was moving and all the glasses jumped on the desk/ felt scarried
  • Istanbul - very short shaking but strange thing is in Istanbul far away from bucrahest
  • Bucuresti - Long duration, 20-30s. Mobile networks down for minutes.
  • Ilfov - Zwak schudden op 6de verdieping
  • Chisinau - no damage, the chandelier was shaking 15 second, there were some small noises
  • Galati - I felt it a lot! Second floor in appartm. block, my bed with me was moving, also TV and other items, really scarried, people were crying!
  • Botoșani - On the ground floor it did not feel at all (only the parrot was agitated), but at the upper floors it was felt quite strongly.
  • Galati - scarried! no damage but the worst 15seconds ever!! items moved
  • Vinnitsa - very weak shaking
  • Bucharest - I felt a lot.
  • Letea Veche - no damage to property; moderate shaking of house, noisy and items moving around
  • Mykolaiv - Small shaking on 5th floor small glasswork and paintings fall down
  • Istanbul, Kadiköy - Die Erdbebenwellen erreichten Kadıköy, Stadtteil von Istanbul, ca. 1min. spaeter. Denn Es war kurz nach 21:15Uhr Türkischer Zeit. Es war so als ob es innerhalb von ca. 20sekunden zwei hintereinander waren. Beide sehr schawach. Beim ersten war ich mir sehr sehr unsicher und dachte, ich haette es mir eingebildet und beobachtete dabei die Haengeleuchte. Der zweite verschaffte jedoch klarheit. Zwar bewegte sich die Haengeleuchte wieder nicht, jedoch unser Pflanzenstaender und die Vasen. Was mich
  • Odessa - We had very weak earthquake
  • Stolniceni-Prajescu - i felt the bed swinging with me and the lightsource was swinging too .. also the lights flickered. this was for 20-30 seconds
  • Galati - Items moved and a few things broke... I was scared... 🙂
  • Slobozia - I was standing on a chair and almost fell. My bookshelves swayed from left to right. It lasted for around 15-20 seconds. (Apartment building , ground floor -I felt the building move a little bit-)
  • Tecuci - The biggest earthquake of my 17 years of my life.
  • Suceava - Noticed a slight horizontal movement like when traveling by train. Lasted about 30 sec.
  • Одесса - 6 землетрясение в моей жизни - уже привыкла - раньше страшнее
  • Ruse - le lit a bougé environ trente secondes
  • urechesti vrancea - pas de degats secousse 3 secondes
  • urechesti vrancea - 5 SECONDES DE SECOUSSE
  • Bucharest - felt it moderate at the 7th floor scary.
  • Istanbul - our apartment bldg shook for about 2-3 seconds mildly
  • Istanbul - felt it on fifth floor of apt bldg; shook for 3 seconds
  • Galati - Na de beving heeft het stadscentrum voor meer dan 30 minuten zonder electriciteit gezeten. Geen lift, geen internet, geen TV, wel cameraploegen en ambulances. De generator van het hotel heeft het maar enkele minuten volgehouden.
  • bucharest - The first earthquake I ever felt. There were other 5.5 earthquakes in Vrancea but not very noticeable here in Bucharest..
  • Iasi - Strong shaking
  • Bila Zerkva - gab es eine allmähliche Neigung hin und her für 2 Sekunden
  • Kherson - poczulem drgania budynku
  • Bukarest - My indoor trees were shaking, i felt how i was jiggling on my chair so i grabbed the table just to be sure ...and I felt the table a little moving. My dog was nervous. Was a short earthquake. About 10 Secs. I live in the 3rd Floor. (Earthquake secure house from 2012). Mobile phone had no signal for 5-10 Minutes. No electricity blackout.

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    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).
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    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.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
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    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.
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    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).
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    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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