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Update 01:03 UTC : NO reports of damage yet, definitely a good sign

Update 01:01 UTC : The shaking was felt very well in the capital Bucharest

Update 00:44 UTC : The earthquake was also felt in Bulgaria and even in other countries. The main reason is besides the strong Magnitude also the depth op the hypocenter or breaking point. Most stronger earthquakes in Romania are rather deep which is also the reason that they generate only limited damage and seldom injuries or fatalities.

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Nereju Mic, Romania at 3.7 km (3.6 mi) WNW Population: 1,531
Covasna, Romania at 37.3 km (23.2 mi) ESE Population: 10,979
Nehoiu, Romania at 42.6 km (26.4 mi) NE Population: 11,350
Focşani, Romania at 43.4 km (27.0 mi) W Population: 105,112
Târgu Secuiesc, Romania at 49.2 km (30.6 mi) SE Population: 20,067

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2016-09-24 02:11:19

GMT/UTC Time : 2016-09-23 23:11:19

Depth (Hypocenter) : 90 km

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USGS Nereju, Romania Sep 23 23:11 5.6 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking but for about 10 seconds. Third floor in a 10 stories concrete building.
  • Bucharest - Earthquake lasted for less than 5 seconds. Felt two horizontal moves of my building (I'm on the first floor), and that was it.
  • Chisinau - Very strong movements of the house
  • Chisinau - Earthquake with 8-10 second length wave, the most probably epicentre in Frances region (Romania).
  • Chisinau - 7th floor of hotel, shaking for around 10 seconds or slightly more. Could hear the building shaking and rattling. Was quite scary
  • Bucharest - Strong Shaking for around 20 seconds ,at around 2:05 A.M. - 24-09-2016. Everything seems safe.
  • Albena - I woke up from the shake, it lasts for a few seconds.
  • Galati - Was a nice small shaking feeling but it always starts with o damn
  • Chisinau - 3 times in 1 minute. It was not very strong, but felt like the house was on a spring and moved gently back and forth. I saw the limbs on my fake flower tree sway back and forth for a few moments after. I called a friend across town and they felt it too.
  • Chisinau - Woken up by light shaking followed by much stronger shaking lasting good few seconds!
  • Tiraspol - Scary
  • Lasi - Strong shaking second floor of 7 concrete building. Lasted more than 10 seconds.
  • Chisinau - In a house. We were sleeping on the 2nd floor and felt the whole house shaking. Woke one of our kids who came running to our room next to his. We ran under a doorway and grabbed our second child. It had two episodes. Altogether lasted about 6-10 seconds. It was scary and definitely the strongest shake we felt in our four years living in this country.
  • Bucharest - I woke up because of bed's shaking.It lasted few seconds. It was very scary. Around at 2:06 am.24th Sept.
  • Tiraspol - I felt for 5-10 seconds
  • Bucharest - Short horizontal shock
  • Plovdiv - Felt it on the 6th floor,no damage
  • Vidin - Wake us up. Scary , a without damage .
  • Zaječar - everything started shaking
  • Kyiv - Woke up, 9 flor , shaking for about 10 seconds, quete scary
  • Sofia - felt it, 10-15 seconds, no demage
  • Kyiv - On 11th floors, my sofa started shaking under me. Then I saw windows and balcony door rattled. Rest of my family woke up. It lasted around a minute.
  • Vidin - 1 min. shaking
  • Pleven - Without shaking,windows glass trembled...
  • Varna - About 2 AM, bed was shaking and I heard the dishes clattering in the kitchen.
  • Craiova - Weak shaking for few seconds but it made me jump out of bed. I could hear pebbles falling from the building, but no visible damage.
  • Sofia - Ligght shaking of the bed for approximately 10 seconds.
  • Sofia - I am on the 8th floor and felt moderate but prolonged quakes.
  • Iasi - Very scary
  • Brasov - Brasov Romania / Moderate , nu damage 5...10 sec .
  • Odessa - it woke us up, all the furniture was shaking. nothing fell down.
  • Kyiv - Floor vibrated, 12th floor of the building
  • Sofia - I felt it on the 4th floor around 2:10 AM. Not too strong shaking and some squeaky noise made by the furniture.
  • Pleven - no damage
  • Pleven - No damage
  • Vinnytsa - Furniture were shaking
  • Iași - No damage
  • Khmelnitsky - 7-th floor water surface in the bottle was shaking noticeable for a minute, first strike moved a sofa under me and a chair nearby
  • Peceneaga - Dogs woke me. Then I ran.
  • Kyiv - I woke up from my bed rocked like a ship.chandelier swayed too, heard a slight rumble. I live on the 12 floor.
  • Iasi - Very weird sensation
  • Sinaia - Big shaking
  • Plovdiv - Felt it for about 10 seconds on the 8th floor
  • Iasi - Scarry
  • Varna - At 02:10 on the 5th floor, consistent movement which lasted a minimum five seconds
  • Shumen - It was breathtaking
  • Bacău - Living on the 4th floor, things were pretty shaky and it felt like that for a long time. Woke me up when it started.
  • Iasi - I felt it
  • Reni - Strong Shaking 10 - 15 seconds
  • Iasi - No damage. Was awake working. It woke up my wife. Lasted for around 10 seconds. It felt like a short burst and then a much stronger and longer one. We are on the second floor of the building and the floor under my feet was shaking pretty bad. Our 2 week old son could not fall asleep for quite sometime and was fussy for no reason and fell asleep 30 minutes before the quake.
  • Brasov - Weaked me up in the middle of the night ... it was 02:11 AM
  • Varna - i was sleeping and i felt the earthquake
  • Bucharest - Strong enough to wake me up. I live at the 10th floor. Light movement. A bit long.
  • Iasi - Strong shaking
  • Ruse - I was awake when I felt it, my wife didn't woke up at all.
  • Chisinau - 1er tremblement de terre pour ma femme et moi. Secousse impressionnante à 2h00 AM le 24/09/2016
  • Chișinău - Frightening experiente....
  • Crimea, Sevastopol - Was awake on 4th floor, felt very light hardly sensible impact that lasted about 1 second.
  • Voznesensk - No damage, just got scared, never before have I felt it so strong. It shook twice with a minute interval.
  • Brasov - At first it was some noise from the outside and the glassware kept shaking, after few seconds the chandelier began to shake, too, it all lasted around 20 seconds. First floor, no damage.
  • Bucharest - No damage low rise building but the big one is coming!
  • BUCHAREEST - Short, but intense.The furniture start shaking, terrible noise generated by the slaming doors.
  • Varna - I was sleeping than woke up due to my bed shaking
  • Snagov - Was quite stronk. I was already awake but it woke the rest of my family. 1st floor. I can kiss my sleep goodbye now. Sigh!
  • Bucharest - Thought I was dreaming. The shaking lasted for a minute
  • Odessa,Ukraine - It was shaking enough
  • Chisinau - It was quite strong. I got scared, as I live on the 8th floor
  • Sanpetru Jud. Brasov - short (20 sec) but strong wind, noise, doors of bungaloo opened, horizontal shaking
  • Krusevac - Moderate
  • Bucharest - The earthquake was strong enough to make the furniture, the bed, bottles, and the open windows to move and tremble.
  • Kraljevo - Light shaking around 800 km to the west. Hope there is no damage over there and no injured people!
  • Lasi - Strong shaking 4th floor in Iasi at 2:11, woke me up. Scary
  • Buzau - It was strong and took almost a minute with 2 powerful hits. We are on first floor. No damage but was scary.
  • Chisinau - Strong tremor for a few seconds then small vibrations felt through the floor for about 15 seconds followed by stronger shaking than initially felt. Went outside. One picture fell from wall.
  • Vinnytsia - Felt shaking if building. Pray and pray for earth.
  • Râmnicu Vâlcea - About 2,3 seconds.
  • Zaporizhia - Felt well on the upper stages. Not all persons recognized it as earthquake. There are reports about moving of light objects.
  • Kyiv - Light shaking, crepitation in doorways, but chandelier did not stagger.
  • Sunny beach - I was sleeping and woke up from that. Felt it like a short burst and then a much stronger and longer one. All together - around 10 seconds. Hope all of you are okay.
  • Bucharest - It woke me up, the ceiling was moving quite badly. It lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Slobozia - Very scary from 4th floor..walls shaking in all directions..
  • Iasi - 2 sec shaking
  • Bucharest - Pretty strong shake. Woke me up. No damage but the furniture shook and cracked a little.
  • Miercurea-ciuc - wasnt that bad , the duration was really short.
  • Sinaia - felt 2-3 seconds of moderate shaking on third floor (bed shook back and forth 3-4 times) checked the time immediately after, it was 2:13 am. Had possibly been woken by an initial earlier shock, though unaware of it. Furniture shook noticeably though not severly and birds were cawing outside.
  • Buftea - The bed started shaking , no damage
  • Iasi - Couch moving, loud noise between two waves. Small wooden object fell from shelf and broke. Scary.
  • Odessa - Minor shakes
  • Sofia - I was awaken by the first quake. Now is 4 As if there was an aftershock.
  • Kiev - the furniture shook and banged. Felt dizziness. Scaring
  • Bucuresti - M-a trezit la ora 2.10 o miscare brusca a patului si am realizat ca a fost cutremur.
  • Kiev - Light shaking
  • Barlad - Scared all things fell on floor and all glasses broken
  • Zrenjanin,Vojvodina - At first few seconds I felt a vibration on computer chair,then a few swaying,like a boat on a waves!No sound,no cracking,just a very,very little chandelier movement!I am ona 5th floor.Some neighbours felt it too!
  • obzor - I was sleeping and i felt the shaking so i got up and ran under the door frame. My parents in the other room were sleeping so i waited and after no noises from the other inhabitans were heard, i calmed down. I looked at my phone, it was 2.14 GMT + 1. I am on the forth floor.
  • Ruse - strong shaking
  • Bucharest - We were woken up with our block apartment shakin. g
  • Pliska - Made my bed shake and door rattle .my first experience of one and quite scary
  • Chisinau - After years in Japan, a new experience here !
  • Bacau - It work me up.
  • Iasi - Woke us up and some stuff fell off the shelf but not harm done
  • Galati - 2 phases, first stron enough to awake anyone...
  • Răzeni - I was woken up by the bed shaking, it felt like heavy traffic passing by the house. Doors and windows rattled.
  • Iasi - it was a rather short but moderate to strong shake feeling. My books fell off the shelf
  • Miercurea-Ciuc - Woken up by the shaking. Lasted maybe 2-3 seconds. I wasn't sure, that was an earthquake or I'm dreaming.
  • Varna - Woke us up building shaking, door banging, lasted for about 10 secondd
  • Ruse - Woke up from a feeling like the bed is vibrating and could also hear vibrations. Lasted for short period.
  • Chisinau - 5th floor strong vibration anfter scary slow horitontal movement for at least 10 seconds.
  • Crihalma - I was awoken at 2:15 am on Saturday September 24, 2016 by house movement and some items on shelves making noise and my bedroom door opening on it's own. No damages and it only lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Cherven, Ruse - Woke up just before it struck and the dog was very alarmed. Not aware of any damage here about 260 km from Nejeru
  • Çhisinou - Felt the room moving. I was in 5th floor and the windows where shaking very scary
  • Bucarest - En pleine nuit à 2:12 mon lit tremblais , pas de dommage
  • Kyiv - Nothing special
  • Bucharest - Woke up felt whole house shaking
  • Varna - no evidence of any damage for now
  • isai - 1st night and time in Romania, I didnt even know they had earthquakes ! Was very scary couldnt stop shaking and couldnt sleep after
  • Buzău - I woke up cause I felt my bed going in front...
  • Kyiv - I was not dreaming last night, 02 13... I woke up feeling my bed moving and hearing the glasses moving in the kitchen, the two pocket tigers jumped on my bed with big round frightened eyes. I thought, "earthquake or russian nuke?" There was no light outside, so earthquake. Living on 9th floor.
  • Bucharest - Woke me up
  • Krivii Rih - I woke up at around 2a.m. hear that door was rattling. After it didnt hear anything. It was difficult to notice anything when u are partially awake
  • Karaisen - Slight movement of house for about 1-2 seconds. No damage.
  • Palamartsa - Popovo - A short shaking experience. No damage.
  • Roman - From Ireland on visit scary
  • Kiev - 8th floor horizontal shaking, sound like water falling ( fragments of bricks from floors above )
  • Sat Coada Izvorului - Nothing damaged but i was 100% awake and i felt it really really strong even dough i live in a good eartquake resistant house.and my certains were was very light color while eartquake happens.after it finished, sky became so dark suddenly.also, i felt the second shake after the first big one.
  • Bucuresti - Was woken by the bed shaking. I lived in New Zealand for many years where there are quakes every day, so I recognised the tremors immediately. Heard many dogs barking loudly and street lights flashing off and on for a moment. Tremors lasted 10-15 seconds. No apparent damage.
  • Bucharest - I felt it
  • Buzau - I think it lasted no more than 1 min i was sleeping but the earthquake woke me up.
  • Bucharest - Woke up about 5 minutes before the shake cause the cat had placed himself on my legs, and I needed to find a better position. About 5 minutes later I heard a sound like our dog was scratching himself, and turned the light on, but no dog in the bedroom. Then I felt the light shaking and saw that the ceiling lamp started to swing. A quite short shaking (like I have felt a few times here in Bucharest) and no damage.
  • Chisinau - I live on the 3rd floor, but here the mirrors were broken, a picture fall down and some trees were about to fall, I was scared and I felt weak shacking but then after 16 seconds I felt a strange shacking, a strong one, I fell down and I was crying with my mother.
  • Ploiesti - My wife woke me up, no damage reports by now
  • Suceava - I felt the primary wave, ~ 10 seconds long and not very strong, then the secondary wave, definitely stronger and lasted 30, maybe 40 seconds. Bed shaking, the keys in a door making noise.
  • Cerasu - No damage
  • Silistra, Village Popina - Woke us up with everything rattling. Dogs on our bed as nervous.
  • Rasnov - Cracks in the concrete ground floor Level of a three sorry house. I heard it coming from the east and it rolled by me like a wave. My bed so up and down as it passed for 5-10 seconds.
  • Lasi - shoked
  • Vrav - Was asleep both woke up to a slight movement or noise .
  • Kiev - at 2:10 p.m.
  • Lasi - Slight damage of a building in piata uniri. Didn't feel it as much as heard it. Was quite scary and my dog started barking. The bed moved a little from its place. A bottle in the kitchen fell and something in the bathroom fell. Thank god it was not my toothbrush.
  • Bacău - It was realy scarry. I woke up exactly in the moment of the earthquake. Everything in my bedroom was shaking and in the kitchen a glass broke.
  • Tecuci - horizontal earthquake
  • Bucharest - I woke up. Strong shaking for 15 sec.
  • Lasi - It's my last week in Romania after 6 years of studies here and I had to live this before I go???? I live on the 9th floor of a Ceausescu's block of apartments. The first wave lasted for 3-4 seconds then pause for 5-6 seconds and the second wave lasted about 10 seconds (maybe it was shorter and I felt it that way). The whole building was moving sideways I froze on the couch and when it was over I grabbed my pants, jacket, passport and wallet and got dressed on the street. Scary incident!!!
  • Craiova - I must say I'm scared after last night because it was strong enough and it had an odd manifestation.I got woken up by the shaking bed, it was a side to side strong movement, very odd, because it felt like, or behaved like twisted, very bad, oscillating, ondulatory....I can barely find my words, it was like my bed was floating...whirlpool feeling. Authorities in Romania are irresponsible, ignorant and abusive, buildings, flats and walls have been transformed and knocked down without a licence.
  • Aleksinac - Short, 2 seconds burst of medium strength felt in Aleksinac, Serbia.
  • Brasov - Horizontal shake about 2-3 seconds.
  • Varna - lasted 5 seconds. No damage felt. Table and chair i was sitting on started shaking.
  • Constanta - No damage, around 10 sec , horizontaly movement
  • Bucharest - Moderate shaking but seemed long. Seemed that it would not stop.
  • Mihail Kogalniceanu, Constanta - Moderate shaking, no damage, no cracks.
  • Belgrade - I was lying on the couch, reading, when I felt light shaking underneath me. I thought it was because I was tired and sleepy but then looked at the chandelier, it was moving. I live on the 10th floor.
  • Sofia - Felt while awake in bed,2 shakes+slight cracking noise fr furniture!!no damage but scarred me!!3rd floor low brick building
  • Sliven - Woke up scared, fast paced horizontal shakes. Did not feel it if there has been another quake later
  • Bucharest - Was woken up at night. At first I didn't realise it was an earthquake as it was completely silent, but after a few seconds it got a bit stronger. After the vibrations stopped I heard birds and dogs panicking outside.
  • Тирасполь - Сильно трясло на 3-м этаже. Разрушений нет. Мы с котами очень испугались.
  • Galati - Shaking woke me up. I felt and heard the building moving. Nothing broke as far as I know.
  • Moieciu - We felt two "waves" of shaking within a few seconds. The first came along with horizontal movements followed by a noise like a storm and a very deep humming.
  • Golden Sands - We woke up at night. We felt vibrations of our bed.
  • Rajac, Negotin - Woke me up. No damage.
  • Bucharest - It was about 3:00 am; I was awake that time it seemed like my bed swings. After a second or tow flowed by other shaking was stronger the the previous one. Honestly, it was scary!!!!
  • Komsomolsk - The bed was light shaking. About 5 seconds.
  • Bucharest - I was woken up by strong shaking in the Nordului area of Bucharest. I was so tired, I just said to myself, 'that's an earthquake' and fell back asleep. I live on the ground floor of a new 5 story apartment block. So I have no idea how long it lasted. I had only been in bed for one hour so had been in a deep sleep.
  • Rîbnița - Furniture was shaking pretty bad.
  • Constanta - Woke me up with moderate shaking. I live on the 7th floor of a 10 story building. Started moderate, got light and then moderate again before ending. Seemed to last about 25 seconds. No damage noted. When I woke up, I thought someone was in my room attempting to shake me awake.
  • Brasov - light shaking it depends in what building you stay the building s in Romania are old i don t think they will stand up at a 7 magnitude earthquake
  • Galati - Werd wakker doordat het appartement 11 hoog heen weer bewoog, was een enge ervaring!!
  • iasi - Woke me up in the middle of the night. Building bounced and swayed for a good 20 seconds. nothing damaged as far as I could tell.
  • EMSC Romania Sep 23 23:11 5.6 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ruse - Quite long moderate shaking
  • Iasi - Strong
  • Iasi - Nothing has been damaged, I am staying in a hotel and the shaking woke me up as the room was swaying. Some car alarms went off but that was it.
  • Sofia - Lying in bed, 7th floor. No damage.
  • Bucharest - felt it
  • Podu Turcului - No damage
  • Pleven - no damages
  • Bucuresti - Woken up from sleep.
  • Ruse - No damage.
  • Kyiv - Was playing and felt chair moving under me. Didn't understand what it was.
  • Sofia - Sofia
  • Bucuresti - Felt it 30secs
  • Galati - Strong shaking that woke me
  • Kyiv - Not usual for us.
  • Bucuresti - Pretty long, but no damages.
  • Bucharest - I was awake as it happened, I am an amateur astronomer that is why I was alert when it happened. First a small quake came followed about a minute later by a much larger shaking it moved pictures on the walls and I could hear cement flakes falling on the outside of my house near the center of Bucharest.The same happened to nearby properties. The direction the quake came from was NNE to ENE.
  • Chisinau - 12th Floor, no damage
  • Iasi - I always hear them before happening. I always wake up perfectly conscious seconds before a significant earthquake. Is their sound coming before the actual vibration? I am at significant distance from epicentre.
  • Galati - I live on the 7th floor ... I woke up scared...
  • Bucharest - I heard a peculiar strange noise
  • Bucharest - It was strong enough, that it woke me up. I live at the 5th floor.
  • Pleven - Felt it
  • Kiev - No damage, just a little horisontal shake, but my friend call me and tell that his aquarium crashed.
  • Kyiv - Some shaking on 14th floor.
  • GEOFON Romania Sep 23 23:11 5.7 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ruse - Shaky
  • Ruse - felt it
  • Iasi - nasty
  • Varna - one strong stroke
  • Galati - Felt it.
  • Barsanesti - we were awakened by the shaking. Lots of rattling. No damage.
  • Ilfov - Felt like 2 consecutive earthquakes, not just 1
  • Brasov - 2 or 3 shakes, horizontal movement, not brutal, sensed from 2nd building floor.
  • Bucharest - Scary!
  • Podu Turcului - I don't have knowledge about the damage.
  • Slivnitsa - felt it
  • Bor - At first it was slight movement, lasting for a second or two. After ten seconds, it starts again, it was stronger this time and furniture was shaken in a room, at the second flour. All people in building wakes up...
  • Uman - Work table shaked, windows glass trembled
  • brasov - no damage




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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.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    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.
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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).
    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.
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    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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