5.5 Richter scale earthquake in Romania’s Vrancea felt in Bulgarian towns

The earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale that hit Vrancea in Romania early in the morning on October 6 2013 was felt in the Bulgarian cities  of Rousse and Plovdiv and the towns of Shoumen and Silistra, local media said.

The earthquake in the Romanian city occurred at 4.37am and was followed by an aftershock of 2.7 on the Richter scale at 8.10am. The initial quake had a depth of 134km and was felt in the Romanian capital city of Bucharest.

Bucharest municipality said that there was no damage and no disruption to utility networks.

Vrancea has experienced six earthquakes in 2013 with a magnitude of at least 4 – in January, March, April, June and twice in July.

Seismologists in Romania said that the October 6 quake in Vrancea was expected to be followed by aftershocks of up to 4 on the Richter scale.

(Photo: Myles Davidson)




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