Mag. 3.0 earthquake - Comuna Gura Teghii, 5.4 km northwest of Ploștina (Comuna Lopătari), Buzău, Romania, on 29 Oct 8:37 pm (GMT +2) -

Mag. 3.0 earthquake  - Comuna Gura Teghii, 5.4 km northwest of Ploștina (Comuna Lopătari), Buzău, Romania, on 29 Oct 8:37 pm (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 114 km depth

29 Oct 19:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 35 minutes.
Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 06:37:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29 Oct 8:37 pm (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.56°N / 26.49°E (Buzău, Romania)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNE of Vadu Oii (pop: 103)
5 km (3 mi) NNW of Ploștina (pop: 704)
12 km (8 mi) W of Lacurile (pop: 463)
20 km (12 mi) NE of Lunca Priporului (pop: 1,440)
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Burueneşti (pop: 8,100)
53 km (33 mi) NNW of Buzau (pop: 131,000)
69 km (43 mi) E of Brasov (Braşov) (pop: 276,100)
77 km (48 mi) NNE of Ploieşti (Prahova) (pop: 228,900)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 1.7°C (35 F), humidity: 10%, wind: 12 m/s (23 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.0114 km48 Km WNW of Râmnicu Sărat, RomaniaEMSC

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Mag. 3.0 earthquake - Comuna Gura Teghii, 5.4 km northwest of Ploștina (Comuna Lopătari), Buzău, Romania, on 29 Oct 8:37 pm (GMT +2)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 10 Nov 1940 01:39
    | 7.8 |
    90km / 56mi
    |
    80 years ago
    |
    17km / 11mi
    | Romania
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    990km / 615mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    601km / 373mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    755km / 469mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
    94km / 58mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    32km / 20mi
    | Romania
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    771km / 479mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    639km / 397mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    746km / 464mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    606km / 377mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 12 Nov 1999 16:57
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    655km / 407mi
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