March 4, 1977 Earthquake.
On March 4, 1977, Romania was shaken by a powerful earthquake with a recorded magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale. The tremor hit the southern part of Romania at 21.22 UTC +2. The epicentre was situated in the Vrancea Mountains, the most seismically active part of Romania at a recorded depth of 94 km. The devastating earthquake lasted 55 seconds. The shockwave was felt in the entire Balkan region.
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