Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 119 km north of Bucharest, București, Romania, on 22 Oct 11:21 pm (GMT +3) -

Mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 119 km north of Bucharest, București, Romania, on 22 Oct 11:21 pm (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 123 km depth

22 Oct 20:25 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
22 Oct 20:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 130.0 to 135.0 km (from 81 to 84 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
22 Oct 20:44: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 135.0 to 131.0 km (from 84 to 81 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.8 mi) towards NW.
22 Oct 20:52: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 131.0 to 123.0 km (from 81 to 76 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.8 km (4.9 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 22 Oct 2020 08:21:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 22 Oct 11:21 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 123.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.48°N / 26.38°E (Romania)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) NE of Nehoiu (pop: 11,400)
16 km (10 mi) W of Lopătari (pop: 4,390)
18 km (11 mi) N of Burueneşti (Orașul Pătârlagele) (pop: 8,100)
24 km (15 mi) NE of Starchiojd (pop: 6,590)
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Pârscov (pop: 5,970)
51 km (32 mi) NW of Buzau (Municipiul Buzău) (pop: 131,000)
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Brasov (Municipiul Braşov) (pop: 276,100)
119 km (74 mi) N of Bucharest (pop: 1,877,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11°C (52 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.0123 km43 Km NE of Valenii De Munte, RomaniaEMSC

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116.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Chisinau (Moldova, 255 km NE of epicenter) : nothing (Chisinau) (reported through EMSC)
Chișinau (Moldova, 255 km NE of epicenter) : Nimic (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 209 km NE of epicenter) : It felt 2 seconds. Slow, quick moves (reported through EMSC)
Piteşti (Romania, 138 km SW of epicenter) : Sideways slight movement, 3rd floor, wandering if it was a quake or just dizziness (reported through EMSC)
I. C. Brătianu (Romania, 131 km E of epicenter) : Galati, etajul 4, nu s-a simtit. (reported through EMSC)
I. C. Brătianu (Romania, 131 km E of epicenter) : Galati et.2, nu. (reported through EMSC)
Mărgineni-Munteni (Romania, 131 km N of epicenter) : Bacau - Nimic ! (reported through EMSC)
Brăila (Romania, 127 km E of epicenter) : Brăila etaj 3 nu s-a simțit (reported through EMSC)
Sector 4 (Romania, 124 km S of epicenter) : București - nu s-a simțit (reported through EMSC)
Sector 4 (Romania, 124 km S of epicenter) : Nothing18th floor (reported through EMSC)
Sector 5 (Romania, 124 km S of epicenter) : Nimic, zona București (reported through EMSC)
Sector 6 (Romania, 120 km S of epicenter) : Nothing 12th floor (reported through EMSC)
Bucuresti (Romania, 119 km S of epicenter) : Nu s-a simtit in București (reported through EMSC)
Sector 3 (Romania, 119 km S of epicenter) : Vag.. (reported through EMSC)
Sector 3 (Romania, 119 km S of epicenter) : București, Titan, parter de bloc, pe canapea uitandu-ne la televizor, nu am simțit nimic. (reported through EMSC)
Sector 3 (Romania, 119 km S of epicenter) : Bucuresti zona Titan nu sa simtit nimic... (reported through EMSC)
Bucharest (Romania, 118 km S of epicenter) : Bucharest, absolutely nothing felt in 10th floor (reported through EMSC)
Roșu (Romania, 118 km S of epicenter) : In Bucuresti, Crangasi, nu s-a simtit. (reported through EMSC)
Roșu (Romania, 118 km S of epicenter) : Slăbuț (reported through EMSC)
Sector 2 (Romania, 116 km S of epicenter) : Usor. Dar am auzit zidurie troznind usor, crapaturile s-au adancit. (reported through EMSC)
Tunari (Romania, 105 km S of epicenter) : Nu s-a simțit nimic in Pipera (reported through EMSC)
Sector 2 (Romania, 116 km S of epicenter) : Nimic in Bucuresti, sector 2, parter (reported through EMSC)
Sector 2 (Romania, 116 km S of epicenter) : Foarte slab. București (reported through EMSC)
Sector 2 (Romania, 116 km S of epicenter) : S-a simtit ca un tremur general usor, scurt, de cateva secunde, dar fara a distinge o miscare intr-o anume directie. (reported through EMSC)
Sector 2 (Romania, 116 km S of epicenter) : Nici pisica nu l a simțit :)) (reported through EMSC)
(Romania, 108 km S of epicenter) : Nu am simntit (reported through EMSC)
Sector 1 (Romania, 113 km S of epicenter) : Bucuresti, sector 1, la casa. Nu s-a simtit deloc. (reported through EMSC)
Târgoviște (Romania, 95 km SW of epicenter) : Nimic la Târgoviște (reported through EMSC)
Ploieşti (Romania, 65 km SW of epicenter) : Nimic (reported through EMSC)
Ploieşti (Romania, 65 km SW of epicenter) : Slab la Ploiești (reported through EMSC)
Brebu Mânăstirei (Romania, 58 km SW of epicenter) : Nu s-a simtit langa Campina... (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 119 km north of Bucharest, București, Romania, on 22 Oct 11:21 pm (GMT +3)
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    | 7.8 |
    90km / 56mi
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    80 years ago
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    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
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    21 years ago
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    | 7.6 |
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    77 years ago
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  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
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    44 years ago
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    | 7.5 |
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    77 years ago
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    | 7.4 |
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    53 years ago
    |
    637km / 396mi
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  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
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  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
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    68 years ago
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    599km / 372mi
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