5.3-Degree Quake Hits Romania's Vrancea, Bulgaria Shaken TooEnvironment | October 6, 2013, Sunday // 08:27| views
The 5.3-magnitude tremor was also felt in Bulgaria by the citizens of the Danube towns of Ruse, Silistra and Tutrakan. File photo
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake was registered in the early hours on Sunday in Romania's region of Vrancea.
The jolt was recorded at 4:37 am local time, according to reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA), citing data of Romania's National Institute for Earth Physics.
The tremor was also felt in Bulgaria by the citizens of the Danube towns of Ruse, Silistra and Tutrakan.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
On May 2 a 4.1-quake occurred in the Vrancea region at a depth of 150 km and its epicenter was near the cities of Covasna, Focsani and Ramnicu Sarat.
On April 21, Vrancea reported a 4.2-magnitude jolt with a depth of 119 km which had been preceded by a 2.8-magnitude quake with a depth of 87 km.
Romania's Vrancea County is a seismically active area.
The strongest earthquake to hit the region, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, was recorded on March 4, 1977 and was felt throughout the Balkans.
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