The Vulnerable City

Were an earthquake of 7.5 on the moment magnitude scale (Mw) to hit Bucharest at night, it would do so while more than 450,000 people were sleeping in buildings with a medium to high risk of sustaining serious damage or totally collapsing. At least 6500 people would die instantly, and more than 16,000 would be… Continue reading The Vulnerable City


Two Sundays ago we – along with most of Bucharest – were shaken awake by a small earthquake. Nothing big enough to do any damage (it registered a mere 5.2 on the Richter Scale) the earthquake did at least start a few alarm bells ringing at Bucharest City Council, who this week have been instructing… Continue reading Earthquake!