A surface earthquake of 5.5 degrees on Richter scale occurred in Slovakia near the border with Ukraine this morning. The quake was felt stongly in north-west Romania, from the counties of Satu Mare and Maramures down into the Apuseni Mountains.

According to local authorities no damages have been reported so far in the area. NW Romania is not used to such phenomena as there has hardly been any tectonic movement there for decades.