5.7 magnitude earthquake jolts SW Romania

BUCHAREST: An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Gorj County in southwestern Romania Tuesday afternoon, the National Institute for Earth Physics (NIEP) said.
It was the strongest earthquake to hit Romania since Oct. 28, 2018, when the country was rattled by a 5.8 magnitude tremor.
The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 40 km in almost the same mountainous area as that of the magnitude 5.2 one a day earlier.
The quake was clearly felt in Bucharest, the country’s capital, which lies over 300 km southeast of the epicenter.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but the quake caused material damage in areas near the epicenter — at least one car was hit by debris falling from the eaves. –Agencies