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June 18, 2021

Four minor earthquakes in Vrancea seismic area

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in Buzau County of the Vrancea seismic region (southeastern Romania) at 1.16pm on Friday, at a depth of 121 kilometres, the National Institute for Earth Physics (INFP)  announced.

Three small earthquakes were registered earlier on Friday in the Vrancea and Maramures (north) seismic areas; their magnitudes were 3.2, 2.2 and 2 respectively.

The biggest shake occurred at 1.58 am, 134 km deep, in Buzau; the second – at 4.06am, seven km deep, in Vrancea County; the smallest – at 4.11am, seven km deep, in Satu Mare County.

The strongest earthquake in Vrancea in January was registered on the 24th; its magnitude was 4.6.

The strongest earthquake in Romania in 2014 also occurred in Vrancea, on November 22; it read 5.7 on the Richter magnitude scale, reports Agerpres.


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