Two consecutive earthquakes, of 3.4 and 3.3 degrees on Richter scale in Vrancea area, on Friday morning - financiare.ro
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Two consecutive earthquakes, of 3.4 and 3.3 degrees on Richter scale in Vrancea area, on Friday morning
25.10.2013, 13:46 | Actuality | 370 views



An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale occurred on Friday morning at 3:49 local time ( 0:49 UTC), at a depth of 82 km, in Vrancea seismic zone, Vrancea County ( northeast of Bucharest ), followed , two seconds later, by a second tremor of 3.3 on the Richter scale at a depth of 70 km, according to the information posted on the website of the National Institute for Earth Physics ( INFP ).

This week, six earthquakes hit Vrancea area, with a magnitude of over 3 on the Richter scale, respectively on October 22 — 3.8 degrees, on October 23 — two earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.1 degrees, on October 24 — 3,2 degrees and on October 25 — 3.4 and 3.3 on the Richter scale.

The same seismic zone was affected, on October 6, 2013, by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale, the largest in 2013, being also felt in Bucharest, as well as in northern Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova.

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