5.2-magnitude earthquake rumbles eastern Europe


A moderate 5.2 earthquake rumbled parts of Romania, Ukraine and parts of Bulgaria early Friday, Romania’s National Institute for Earth Physics said.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The earthquake occurred at 3.26 am (0136 GMT) and had its epicenter in the county of Vrancea in eastern Romania at a depth of 121 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt in the Romanian cities Constanta, Bacau, Brasov and Iasi, in neighboring Moldova, Ukraine and some regions of Bulgaria, including the towns of Ruse, Shumen and Veliko Turnovo.

It is the largest temblor this year, and the strongest since one on October 28, 2018 which had a magnitude of 5.8.


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