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Terremoto moderato mag. 4.2 - 6.7 km a sud-est da Târgu Jiu, Gorj, Romania, sabato, 16 lug 2022 10:39 (GMT +3) -

Terremoto moderato mag. 4.2 - 6.7 km a sud-est da Târgu Jiu, Gorj, Romania, sabato, 16 lug 2022 10:39 (GMT +3) Terremoto moderato mag. 4.2 - 6.7 km a sud-est da Târgu Jiu, Gorj, Romania, sabato, 16 lug 2022 10:39 (GMT +3)

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 4.2 a 10 km di profondità

16 Jul 07:41 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 2 minuti.
16 Jul 07:55: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 1.9 km (1.2 mi) al SE.
Update Sat, 16 Jul 2022, 07:48

Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.2 just reported 5 km southeast of Târgu Jiu, Romania

4.2 quake 16 Jul 10:39 am (GMT +3)
4.2 quake 16 Jul 10:39 am (GMT +3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the morning on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, at 10:39 am local time near Târgu Jiu, Municipiul Târgu Jiu, Gorj, Romania, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.1.
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.
In Bucureasa (pop. 390) located 1 km from the epicenter, and Târgu Jiu (pop. 97,200) 5 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Rovinari (pop. 12,300) located 14 km from the epicenter, Motru (pop. 22,300) 35 km away, Lupeni (pop. 30,500) 39 km away, and Vulcan (pop. 28,900) 42 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Petroşani (pop. 44,200) located 45 km from the epicenter, Petrila (pop. 25,200) 50 km away, and Drobeta-Turnu Severin (pop. 102,300) 67 km away.

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Dettagli del sismo

Data e ora16 Jul 2022 07:39:21 UTC -
Ora locale all'epicentrosabato, 16 lug 2022 10:39 (GMT +3)
Prof.10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine45°N / 23.33°E (Comuna Dăneşti, Gorj, Romania)
Antipodo45°S / 156.67°W
Intensità di scuotimentoScuotimento leggero
Sentito11 rapporti
Fonte dati primariaGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Luoghi vicini1 km E da Bucureasa (pop: 393) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
7 km SE da Târgu Jiu (pop: 97,200) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
36 km NE da Motru (pop: 22,300) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
41 km S da Lupeni (Hunedoara) (pop: 30,500) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
43 km S da Vulcan (Hunedoara) (pop: 28,900) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
46 km S da Petroşani (Hunedoara) (pop: 44,200) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
68 km NE da Drobeta-Turnu Severin (Mehedinţi) (pop: 102,300) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
228 km ONO da Bucarest (Bucureşti) (pop: 1,877,200) | Mappa | Sismi nelle vicinanze
Meteo all'epicentro al momento del sismoLight Rain 25°C (77 F), humidity: 46%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Energia sismica rilasciata stimata1.3 x 1011 joules (35 MWh, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.210 kmRomaniaGFZ
4.210 kmRomaniaRaspberryShake
4.210 kmRomaniaKRZO
4.08 kmRomania: Targu Jiu / RumänienZAMG


Seismic station: Divcibare, Serbia (DIVS/MN network) | Distance from quake: 283 km / 176 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Divcibare, Serbia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (11)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Targu jiu (5.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Estaba sentada en el baño y de repente todo se movió...fueron unos segundos pero se sintió bastante intenso | One user found this interesting.  
Tetila romania (14 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake : Single shake Horizontal | 2 users found this interesting.  
Schela, sat Arsuri / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : We were seating outside of the house under the garage, Definitely felt the shaking for a few seconds, so we stand up and run to open area  
Tg-jiu (5.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Târgu Jiu, Gorj (4.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
targu jiu romania (5.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Magheresti (18.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Targu Jiu / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : shaking for a short duration  
Vulcan, Hunedoara / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Targu Jiu / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Targu Jiu / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s

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