A powerful earthquake in Romania swept western Ukraine

5.7 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter in Vrancea swept Romania, Moldova and western Ukraine.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred on Sunday morning, May 1, in Romania. It covered the whole territory of Romania, Moldova and western Ukraine. No injuries or damage. The epicenter was located in Vrancea at a depth of 140 km.

Ukraine promises powerful earthquake

Vrancea area is located at the bend Srednekarpatskogo spine and is the most earthquake-prone in Romania. In 1977, there was an earthquake of 8 points in the epicenter and about 7.5 — in Bucharest, killing about 1.5 thousand people.

Director of the Institute of Physics of the Earth Romanian Gheorghe Mermuryanu said that there is no expectation of more powerful, catastrophic, earthquake more than 7 points, which was predicted earlier.

On the ground, the era megakatastrof

However, he claims that an earthquake could occur in the region after 2020.

Recall, the disaster in Japan made a catalyst for earthquakes around the world. The thing about shifting the Earth's axis by 10 centimeters, which threatens to increase in the number of earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis. Ukraine also promise a fairly strong earthquake. Worse fate tipped Crimea and Odessa (maximum — 7 points) and Transcarpathia — 5 points.

In Ukraine, there are three seismically active zones: Southern Coast of Crimea, Carpathians (north-eastern Carpathians) and powerful — Romanian Vrancea area, echo strong vibrations which reach to us.

Source: TSH

Location: Romania
Time: 2011-05-01 02:24:16.3 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Coordinates: 26.52 ° E 45.63 ° N
Depth: 121 km

Source: GFZ

Location: Romania
Time: May 01, 2011, at 02:24:16 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Coordinates: 26.396 ° E, 45.638 ° N
Depth: 141.5 km

Source: USGS

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