Magnitude: 6.9M
Time: 01-23-1838
Country: ROMANIA

ROMANIA:CARPATHIANFOLD,VRANCEA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 150km below the ground in Romania on 01-23-1838, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.9 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 150km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 8. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations.
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Cretaceous through middle Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the paleomargin of northeast Asia.



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Earthquake Stats
region_code 110
focal_depth 150
eq_mag_unk 6.9
intensity 8
year 1838
id 1807
location_name ROMANIA:CARPATHIANFOLD,VRANCEA
damage_description 2
eq_primary 6.9
time 01-23-1838
latitude 45.700
longitude 26.600
country ROMANIA

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