An earthquake with the magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale was reported yesterday morning in the Vrancea area, at 5.40 AM. The National Earth Physics Institute (INFP) initially put the quake at 5.1 degrees, but later revised the magnitude to 4.8. According to USGS.com, the tremor was only 4.7 on the Richter scale, while the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center has measured 4.8 degrees. The epicenter was at a depth of 134 km under the earth surface, some 11 km from Valea Ramnicului and 52 km from Focsani. “This is something that appears every 2-3 years in Vrancea. It was not something unusual. In normal conditions, nothing should occur in the near future. It will have few aftershocks, if any, but of lower magnitude than the initial tremor,” the scientific director of INFP, Mircea Radulian said on Realitatea TV. The earthquake could be felt in Bucharest and in other regions of Romania: Focsani, Buzau, Craiova or Ramnicu Valcea.