3.8-Degree Quake Hits Romania's VranceaEnvironment | October 22, 2013, Tuesday // 12:45| views
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. File photo
A 3.8-magnitude earthquake was registered on Tuesday morning in Romania's region of Vrancea, two weeks after it was hit by a 5.3-degree tremor.
The jolt was recorded at 10:16 am local time, according to reports of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA), citing data of Romania's National Institute for Earth Physics.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake was registered on October 6 in Romania's region of Vrancea. The tremor was also felt in Bulgaria by the citizens of the Danube towns of Ruse, Silistra and Tutrakan.
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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