A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Comandau in Romania. The epicenter was at a depth of 148.22 km (92 miles). Exact location, longitude 26.3705° East, latitude 45.6805° North, depth = 148.22 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:38:11 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hi43. Unique identifier: us1000hi43. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/18 / 2018-10-28 00:38:11 / October 28, 2018 @ 12:38 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blăgeşti, Răchitoasa, Izvoarele (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Romania (c. 21 959 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Braşov (c. 276 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ploieşti (c. 228 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Bacău (c. 171 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Buzău (c. 131 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Focşani (c. 105 100 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Târgovişte (c. 88 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sfântu-Gheorghe (c. 60 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Câmpina (c. 41 600 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km SE of Comandau, Romania.
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