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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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.
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. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).
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