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Earthquakes in Bucharest 1977, Romania

Earthquakes in Romania

In Romania there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur rather rarely.

Since 1950 more than 1600 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Romania by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.

Recent earthquakes in Romania
  • Sept. 11, 7:08 pm
    Magnitude 4.1: 1 km southwest of Paltin at a depth of 145.70 km.


Earthquakes in Romania since 1950

Earthquakes in Bucharest 1977, RomaniaThe strongest earthquake in Romania happened on 03/04/1977 in the region Bucharest with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 55 km resulted in 1641 deaths.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
10/27/2004Bucharest, Braila; Bulgaria (Northern)36 km5.80
12/02/1991Voiteg, Deta, Banloc40 km5.50
07/18/1991Orsava30 km5.60
07/12/1991Banloc, Deta, Timisoara21 km5.62
05/31/1990Kishinev, Cis47 km6.10
05/30/1990Bucharest, Braila, Brasov6 km6.714
08/30/1986Bucharest, Kishinev-Kagul35 km6.92
11/03/1977Velingrad54 km5.10
03/04/1977Bucharest55 km7.51641


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.
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