Quake Brings Reminiscence of Vrancea Disaster in Romania

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Quake Brings Reminiscence of Vrancea Disaster in Romania: Quake Brings Reminiscence of Vrancea Disaster in Romania A 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Vrancea County in Romania. Map by Wikipedia

An earthquake with a 5.1 magnitude on the Richter scale has been registered in Romania's region of Vrancea, some 380 km northeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

The information was reported by the Geophysics Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS. The shock occurred at 5:40 am Tuesday.

The quake was felt lightly in northern and northeastern Bulgaria in the regions of Ruse, Silistra and Razgrad.

There are no reports of casualties, injuries or material damage, but Tuesday's quake brought reminiscence of the 7.6-magnitude Vrancea earthquake from March 1977 that killed 1 600 persons in Romania and Bulgaria, and damaged 8 500 buildings. The Bulgarian casualties in the town of Svishtov were 120.

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