Storms, floods and mini-earthquakes hit Romania over the last few weeks

3 October 2013 — Mihai CRACEA
icar_120Storms, floods, mini-earthquakes are just some of the recent events that hit Romania over the last few weeks. At the middle of September, the Romanian county of Galati was affected by heavy floods, causing damage to almost 3.500 homes and completely destroying 227 of them. Even more, nine persons died and 8.000 had to be evacuated.

Recently, a series of what are believed to be earthquakes were registered in the same area. More than 15 took place in a week's time, though none were above 3.7 degrees on the Richter scale. According to specialists, this phenomenon could be connected to the recent floods, but also to the oil exploitation in the area.

Last but not least, two days of rainfall in Bucharest damaged 75 cars, ruptured power cables, brought down trees, destroyed rooftops and flooded streets and basements.

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