25 October 2016

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Magnitude 5.6 quake hits eastern Romania - USGS

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck eastern Romania on Saturday north of Bucharest, the U.S. Geological Survey said, according to Reuters. 

Flickr/ Matt Katzenberger
Flickr/ Matt Katzenberger

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.7, struck at 2:11 a.m. (2411 BST on Friday). It was centered 92 miles (149 km) north of Bucharest, and 41 miles (65.98 km) northwest of the town of Buzau, Reuters wrote.

A magnitude 5.7 is considered a moderate quake that could inflict considerable damage but it was 56.7 miles (91.25 km) deep, which would dampen its effect.

Romania is not often hit by earthquakes.

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