A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Nereju in Romania on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 23:11:20 / September 23, 2016 @ 11:11 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:11:20 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006s5c. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006s5c. Exact location of event, depth 88.25 km, 26.6271° East, 45.7231° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.25 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rupea, Măneşti, Gorgota. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bacău (c. 171 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bârlad (c. 67 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop). 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km W of Nereju, Romania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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