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April 14, 2021

INFP: Two earthquakes jolt Romania on Tuesday morning, 21 telluric movements since January 1

Two earthquakes with a 3.8 and 2.2 degree magnitude on the Richter scale occurred in Romania, in Vrancea seismic area, on Tuesday morning, according to the National Institute for Earth Physics (INFP).

According to Agerpres, the first earthquake of 3.8 Richter degrees occurred in Vrancea County, at 1:53 a.m. local time, at a 40 km depth. The closest towns to the epicentre were Marasesti (6 km), Focsani (21 km), Tecuci (22 km), Adjud (25 km) and Onesti (51 km).

The second earthquake, measuring 2.2 Richter scale degrees, occurred at 4:52 a.m. local time, in Vrancea County, at a 33 km depth.

Since the beginning of January, a number of 21 earthquakes were registered, most of them in Vrancea seismic area, the most powerful measuring 4.3 degrees on the Richter scale.

Last year, the most powerful earthquake in Romania occurred on November 22, in Vrancea, with a magnitude of 5.7 Richter degrees.


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