Romania earthquake: 4.8 tremor felt in Bucharest and Moldova

PUBLISHED Tue, August 01, 2017 - 10:39pm EDT
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A moderate earthquake (cutremur) with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck near Buzău and Ploiești in Romania, with light shaking felt as far away as the capital Bucharest and parts of neighboring Moldova. (more)

The earthquake, which struck at 5:32 a.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered about 50 kilometers northwest of Buzău, 75 kilometers northeast of Ploiești, 102 kilometers northeast of Târgoviște, and 119 kilometers north of Bucharest.

Romania's seismological agency INFP put the preliminary magnitude at 4.8, down from an initial estimate of 5.1. It said the earthquake struck about 150 kilometers below the surface, which means light shaking will have been felt across a large region.

People across the region reported feeling the earthquake, with shaking felt as far away as the capital Bucharest and parts of neighboring Moldova. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Wednesday morning's quake came less than 24 hours after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook Romania.

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