Europe An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 shakes Romania

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Europe An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 shakes Romania

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck Romania on Tuesday, as reported by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), and has been felt as far away as Sofia and Belgrade.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km, although data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a depth of 10 km on its website, and its epicenter was 56 km northeast of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, according to the EMSC.

The earthquake, which has caused no casualties, occurred at 3:16 p.m. (2:16 p.m. in Spain) in the province of Gorj.

The region's emergency services have carried out reconnaissance on the ground after receiving calls reporting cracks in some buildings, but found only minor damage.

It is the second day in a row that Romania has suffered a major earthquake.

According to the National Institute of Earth Physics, the events are not related to the deadly earthquake that struck Turkey last week, but the catastrophe has raised concerns among some residents.

Romania, crossed by several faults, is one of the most seismic countries in Europe.

On March 4, 1977, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake caused more than 1,570 deaths and 11,000 injuries, the majority in Bucharest, located on the Vrancea fault, the most sensitive area in the country, which stretches from the capital to Iasi. (this).

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