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Moderate earthquake in Vrancea, Romania

M 4.8 moderate earthquake shakes Vrancea county of Romania, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located just 5 km NW of Marasheshty, Romania. It was 24 miles deep.

National Institute for Earth Physics has however kept the earthquake with magnitude 4.5 at 40 km depth.
08/12/2014 02:49:05 cutremur 4.5 grade 
La data de 08/12/2014 02:49:05 s-a produs un cutremur cu magnitudinea de 4.5 grade in zona Zona seismica Vrancea, judetul Vrancea, la adancimea de 40 km.
The Vrancea seismic zone, including counties of Vrancea and Buzau, as well as surrounding mountains, is one of the most active seismic areas in Europe, Xinhua has written in its online edition.

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Vrancea in 1940 had claimed lives of 1,000 people and injured 4,000 others, mostly in Moldova. The 1940 Vrancea earthquake was the strongest earthquake recorded in the 20th century in Romania.

21:04 UTC (local time 2014-12-07; 23:04 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
5 km (3mi) NW of Marasheshty, Romania
20 km (12mi) S of Adjud, Romania
21 km (13mi) WNW of Tecuci, Romania
23 km (14mi) N of Focsani, Romania
177 km (110mi) SW of Chisinau, Moldova

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