A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Poiana Cristei in Romania. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 09:25:02 / October 7, 2015 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:25:02 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 129.699 km (81 miles). Event id: us10003leh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003leh. Exact location, longitude 26.8586° East, latitude 45.6574° North, depth = 129.699 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valea Călugărească, Răchitoasa, Zorleni. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Bârlad (c. 67 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tecuci (c. 41 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Râmnicu Sărat (c. 38 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km W of Poiana Cristei, Romania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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