A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Smirdan in Romania on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:16:34 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.46 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 15:16:34 / August 16, 2017 @ 3:16 pm. Exact location, longitude 27.9386° East, latitude 45.5245° North, depth = 12.46 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8s4. Unique identifier: us2000a8s4.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop), Ukraine (c. 45 416 000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Galaţi (c. 294 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Brăila (c. 213 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tulcea (c. 92 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Izmayil (c. 82 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bârlad (c. 67 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hârşova, Babadag, Vidra.
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. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 N of Smirdan, Romania.
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