Earthquake of magnitude 4.2 in Vrancea

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred on Thursday in the Vrancea seismic zone, according to data published by the National Research and Development Institute for Earth Physics.

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“On February 29, 2024, at 11:25:46 (Romanian local time), a moderate earthquake of magnitude ml 4.2 occurred in the Vrancea, Buzau seismic zone, at a depth of 140.0 km.

The earthquake occurred near the following cities: 57km SE of Sfântu-Gheorghe, 59km W of Focșani, 60km NW of Buzău, 64km E of Brașov, 80km NE of Ploiesti”. write on

Since the beginning of February, 24 earthquakes have been recorded in Romania, with magnitudes between 2.1 and 4.2 on the Richter scale.

Last year, the largest tectonic movement, of magnitude 5.7, took place on February 14, in Gorj county, at a depth of 6.3 kilometers