A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Nehoiu in Romania on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 15:08:20 / February 8, 2017 @ 3:08 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ii5. Id of event: us20008ii5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.2221 East, latitude 45.5165 North, depth = 126.47 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.47 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:08:20 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Măicăneşti, Umbrăreşti, Gura Văii. The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Târgovişte (c. 88 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km NNW of Nehoiu, Romania.
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