A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Nereju in Romania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 129.56 km, 26.6641° East, 45.7281° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ifq. Id of event: us20008ifq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 09:52:06 / February 8, 2017 @ 9:52 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:52:06 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 129.56 km (81 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tecuci (c. 41 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Râmnicu Sărat (c. 38 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Scorţeni, Codlea, Pogoanele (min 5000 pop). Close 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km WNW of Nereju, Romania.
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