Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Romania on Thursday, 31 May 1990 at 00:17 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Romania on Thursday, 31 May 1990 at 00:17 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 88 km depth

Date & time: 31 May 1990 12:17:47 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 88.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.811°N / 26.769°E (Romania)
Nearest volcano: Ciomadul (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Panciu (Județul Vrancea) (pop: 8,810)
34 km (21 mi) WNW of Focşani (Vrancea) (pop: 77,300)
44 km (28 mi) SW of Adjud (pop: 17,300)
52 km (32 mi) W of Tecuci (Galaţi) (pop: 41,200)
52 km (33 mi) NNW of Râmnicu Sărat (Buzău) (pop: 38,500)
54 km (33 mi) ESE of Târgu Secuiesc (pop: 20,100)
162 km (101 mi) NNE of Bucharest (Bucureşti) (pop: 1,877,200)
442 km (275 mi) NE of Sofia (Sofia-Capital, Bulgaria) (pop: 1,152,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.388 kmRomaniaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Romania 31 May 00:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 14 Oct 1990 13:17 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    39.9 km (24.8 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 1990 19:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    142.2 km (88.4 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Oct 1990 03:54 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    161.4 km (100.3 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Sep 1990 18:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    77.2 km (48 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Sep 1990 08:28 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    110.8 km (68.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Aug 1990 03:56 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    168.3 km (104.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jul 1990 12:32 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12.5 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jul 1990 04:08 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 1990 00:03 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    141.9 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jun 1990 07:54 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    113.6 km (70.6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jun 1990 22:27 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    88.6 km (55.1 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Romania on Thursday, 31 May 1990 at 00:17 (GMT)
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