A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gura Teghii in Romania on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 02:32:11 / August 2, 2017 @ 2:32 am. The temblor was reported at 04:32:11 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 133.24 km (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a3il. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3il. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.3054 East, latitude 45.5417 North, depth = 133.24 km.
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Târgovişte (c. 88 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matca, Ianca, Văcăreşti (min 5000 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 10 km NW of Gura Teghii, Romania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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