Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 42 km south of Iaşi, Zona Metropolitană Iași, Județul Iași, Romania, on 30 Oct 12:39 am (GMT +2) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 42 km south of Iaşi, Zona Metropolitană Iași, Județul Iași, Romania, on 30 Oct 12:39 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Oct 23:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.
Update Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 23:03
Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 42 km southwest of Iaşi, Romania
4.4 quake 3 Km SSE of Negreşti, Romania, 29 Oct 2020 22:39 UTC
4.4 quake 3 Km SSE of Negreşti, Romania, 29 Oct 2020 22:39 UTC
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 23 minutes ago 42 km southwest of Iaşi, Romania, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Friday 30 October 2020 at 12.39 am local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows etc.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Valea Mare (pop. 900) at a distance of 1 km with light shaking, Negreşti (pop. 10,000) at a distance of 4 km with light shaking, Iaşi (pop. 318,000) at a distance of 42 km with weak shaking, and Bacău (pop. 171,400) at a distance of 49 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 10:39:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 30 Oct 12:39 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 46.8029°N / 27.4491°E (Romania)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SSW of Valea Mare (pop: 871)
14 km (9 mi) NW of Deleşti (Comuna Delești) (pop: 5,120)
15 km (10 mi) SE of Ţibăneşti (Comuna Țibănești) (pop: 7,660)
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Răducăneni (pop: 7,710)
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Roman (pop: 67,800)
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Iasi (pop: 318,000)
49 km (30 mi) ENE of Bacau (pop: 171,400)
66 km (41 mi) NNW of Bârlad (pop: 67,800)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 11.1°C (52 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 km3 Km SSE of Negreşti, RomaniaUSGS
M 4.48 km42 Km SSW of Iaşi, RomaniaEMSC
M 4.410 kmDumestii Noi / Rumänien, RomaniaZAMG

User reports for this quake (87)

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42.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
36.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Braila (174.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Sa simți putin
Chisinau / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : First heard the sound of shaking doors. After that the shake become perceptible for short time. | One user found this interesting.
Bucharest / not felt
Balti, Republic of Moldova / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Very weak and short
Iasi / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s
Huși / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chernivtsi (Ukraine, 201 km NW of epicenter) : Glasses were shaking (reported through EMSC)
Chișinau (Moldova, 110 km E of epicenter) : Вначале это почувствовала рыба. Она стала сильно плескаться, собака чего то боялась и пыталась как можно ближе находиться к хозяевам. Что странно. А потом легко задрожали двери. Странное землетрясение. (reported through EMSC)
(United States of America, 7971 km W of epicenter) : I felt all 4 of them (reported through EMSC)
Reşiţa (Romania, 461 km W of epicenter) : In Resita si Timișoara nu s-a simțit (reported through EMSC)
Dâncu (Romania, 322 km W of epicenter) : Simtit puternic la Iași cu zgomot (reported through EMSC)
Constanţa (Romania, 305 km S of epicenter) : La un moment dat am simtit ceva insa m-am gandit ca mi s-a părut ca e cutremur:)In Constanta (reported through EMSC)
Piteşti (Romania, 295 km SW of epicenter) : Simtit usor la Pitesti (reported through EMSC)
Bragadiru (Romania, 293 km S of epicenter) : Bucharest-nothing felt (reported through EMSC)
Bucharest (Romania, 283 km S of epicenter) : In bucuresti nu s.a simtit (reported through EMSC)
Chernivtsi (Ukraine, 201 km NW of epicenter) : Вздёрнуло домик (reported through EMSC)
Braşov (Romania, 191 km SW of epicenter) : Nu s-a simțit.Interesant este faptul că adâncimea este foarte mică ceea ce îmi pune serioase întrebări de natura lui. (reported through EMSC)
Brăila (Romania, 175 km S of epicenter) : stateam in pat si am vazut notificare pe telegram m am speriat degeaba smr.. n am simtit nimic in braila (reported through EMSC)
Tiraspol (Moldova, 165 km E of epicenter) : Очень хорошо почувствовали один толчок. Кот до этого за 5 минут орал пару секунд. (reported through EMSC)
Tiraspol City Council (Moldova, 165 km E of epicenter) : Небольшое короткое землетрясение. (reported through EMSC)
(Romania, 165 km NW of epicenter) : Nu s-a simtit (reported through EMSC)
Galaţi (Romania, 158 km S of epicenter) : Galati, Etaj 4, s-a simtit foarte putin (reported through EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova, 110 km E of epicenter) : vibration passed through the sofa (reported through EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova, 110 km E of epicenter) : Felt a bit shaking at the 6th floor. Moldova, Chishinau, Rishkanovka (reported through EMSC)
Bogdăneşti (Romania, 109 km NW of epicenter) : My window glass was tripping with sound. (reported through EMSC)
Bogdăneşti (Romania, 109 km NW of epicenter) : Am auzit geamurile cum tremura, Fălticeni. (reported through EMSC)
Bacău (Romania, 49 km SW of epicenter) : Ciudat sa fie cutremur in zona Iasi. N-am simtit/auzit nimic. (reported through EMSC)
Săucești (Romania, 44 km SW of epicenter) : S-a simtit binisor... (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Am auzit ca si cum ceva ar fi cazut pe parchetul vecinului meu si apoi a inceput totul. (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Just a little shake a 4th floor. (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : 2 seconds aprox. One-two lateral shakings (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Mild shaking at ground floor. The noise was horrible, very loud (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : S a simtit destul de bine la etajul 7. (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Dreaming and woke up from sleep. The bed shooked a little bit. (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Destul de tare (reported through EMSC)
Valea Lupului (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : M-am trezit din somn ca intro vitrina. Parca a trecut un tren silentios pe langa casa si a zgaltait-o putin. Se auzeau plafonierele trepidand si o usoara zguduiala in pereti. (reported through EMSC)
(Romania, 42 km W of epicenter) : short (1 sec) horizontal shake (reported through EMSC)
Roman (Romania, 42 km W of epicenter) : S.a simtit la Roman destul de tare la etajul 4, urmat de doua sunete vibrante si puternice. (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 41 km N of epicenter) : I felt only a short, violent movement (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 41 km N of epicenter) : S a simțit destul de bine (reported through EMSC)
Goruni (Romania, 39 km NE of epicenter) : Nimic grav (reported through EMSC)
Vaslui (Romania, 29 km SE of epicenter) : scurtmoderat ca intensitateetaj 3 Vaslui (reported through EMSC)
Vaslui (Romania, 29 km SE of epicenter) : La Vaslui s-a simtit binisor ! (reported through EMSC)
Constanţa (Romania, 305 km S of epicenter) : Nu s-a simtit in Constanta (reported through EMSC)
Sector 4 (Romania, 289 km S of epicenter) : Nu l-am simtit deloc.Etaj 6, Bucuresti (reported through EMSC)
Sector 6 (Romania, 286 km SW of epicenter) : Bucuresti, Crangasi - nu s-a simtit (reported through EMSC)
Sector 3 (Romania, 283 km S of epicenter) : o mica vibratie (reported through EMSC)
Sector 2 (Romania, 281 km S of epicenter) : 3rd floor in North of Bucharest, didn't felt. (reported through EMSC)
Sector 2 (Romania, 281 km S of epicenter) : Eram in miscare si nu am realizat ca este cutremur. Am vazut alerta pe Telegram. (reported through EMSC)
Ciofliceni (Romania, 258 km SW of epicenter) : Stau întreBucurești și Ploiești la casă, n-am simțit nimic. (reported through EMSC)
Hryhoriopol (Moldova, 145 km E of epicenter) : Слегка ощутимо. (reported through EMSC)
Anenii Noi (Moldova, 136 km E of epicenter) : Не очень, но чувствительно. (reported through EMSC)
(Romania, 128 km NW of epicenter) : Repede si scurt. (reported through EMSC)
Botoşani (Romania, 121 km NW of epicenter) : Cutremurul s-a simtit si la Botosani... (reported through EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova, 109 km E of epicenter) : Chisinau, didn’t feel it. (reported through EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova, 109 km E of epicenter) : Usor, abea perceptibil.... Dar s-a simtit la Chisinau (reported through EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova, 109 km E of epicenter) : Обычно в Кишиневе чувствуется когда 4.4 в румынии ! В этот раз только телевизор на стене немного трухануло а по ощущениям ничего небыло ))) (reported through EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova, 109 km E of epicenter) : Sa simțit la Chișinău (reported through EMSC)
Chisinau (Moldova, 109 km E of epicenter) : vibration passed through the sofa (reported through EMSC)
Chișinau (Moldova, 107 km E of epicenter) : Didn't feel it, 3rd floor. (reported through EMSC)
Ialoveni (Moldova, 102 km E of epicenter) : Nothink on my house. (reported through EMSC)
Văleni (Romania, 82 km W of epicenter) : Piatra Neamt s a simțit foarte ușor (reported through EMSC)
Mărgineni-Munteni (Romania, 48 km SW of epicenter) : Bacau - Nimic (reported through EMSC)
Holboca (Romania, 43 km NE of epicenter) : Strong motion with loud noise. S-a muscat detail de vine casa ! (reported through EMSC)
(Romania, 43 km W of epicenter) : I felt it in Roman. It felt like a push for one second. (reported through EMSC)
Dancu (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Sa miscat destul de bine pamantul cu un zgomot infiorator minim 5 grade (reported through EMSC)
Valea Lupului (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Sound hear - no movement felt (reported through EMSC)
Valea Lupului (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Not so strong just sound (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Ma scuzati mi-a căzut portofelu (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : iasi, s a simtit ca lumea la etajul 9! (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Simtit la Iasi. (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : S a simtit putin (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Miscare scurta, intensitate mica spre medie (reported through EMSC)
Iaşi (Romania, 42 km N of epicenter) : Am simțit acest cutremur destul de tare in Iași la ora 0,41. (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 41 km N of epicenter) : It felt in Iași 5 seconds like 5degrees (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 41 km N of epicenter) : S a simțit destul de intens (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 41 km N of epicenter) : A fost cam 3.8 (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 41 km N of epicenter) : A fost de 4.4? (reported through EMSC)
Iași (Romania, 41 km N of epicenter) : Simtit destul de puternic. Precedat de un vuiet. (reported through EMSC)
Miroslava (Romania, 39 km N of epicenter) : Felt in Miroslava (reported through EMSC)
Miroslava (Romania, 39 km N of epicenter) : Destul de bine simțit in Miroslava, Iasi (reported through EMSC)
Lunca Cetățuii (Romania, 34 km N of epicenter) : Lo sentito molto bene (reported through EMSC)
Lunca Cetățuii (Romania, 34 km N of epicenter) : Papagalii au început să zboare în cușcă cu 5-10 secunde înainte de cutremur!o singură mișcare ușoară,cutremur ciudat,bine că a fost așa. (reported through EMSC)
Muntenii de Jos (Romania, 31 km SE of epicenter) : Salut,in Vaslui sa cam miscat patul.Dormeam. (reported through EMSC)
Vaslui (Romania, 28 km SE of epicenter) : Sa simțit bine în Vaslui (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 42 km south of Iaşi, Zona Metropolitană Iași, Județul Iași, Romania, on 30 Oct 12:39 am (GMT +2)
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    Age
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    | 7.8 |
    90km / 56mi
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    80 years ago
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    140km / 87mi
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    | 7.6 |
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    21 years ago
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  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
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    77 years ago
    |
    812km / 504mi
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  • 04 Mar 1977 19:21
    | 7.5 |
    94km / 58mi
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    44 years ago
    |
    126km / 78mi
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  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
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    77 years ago
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    817km / 508mi
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  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
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    53 years ago
    |
    725km / 450mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
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    115 years ago
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    901km / 560mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
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    68 years ago
    |
    737km / 458mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 12 Nov 1999 16:57
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
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    21 years ago
    |
    735km / 457mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 30 Aug 1986 21:28
    | 7.2 |
    132km / 82mi
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    34 years ago
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    165km / 102mi
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