Earthquakes in RomaniaIn 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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Earthquakes in Romania since 1950The 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.
|10/27/2004||Bucharest, Braila; Bulgaria (Northern)||36 km||5.8||0|
|12/02/1991||Voiteg, Deta, Banloc||40 km||5.5||0|
|07/12/1991||Banloc, Deta, Timisoara||21 km||5.6||2|
|05/31/1990||Kishinev, Cis||47 km||6.1||0|
|05/30/1990||Bucharest, Braila, Brasov||6 km||6.7||14|
|08/30/1986||Bucharest, Kishinev-Kagul||35 km||6.9||2|
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.