Which European capital was hit by a major earthquake in 1977?

Bucharest
Vienna
Prague
Warsaw
At 21:22, on the evening of March 4, 1977, Bucharest was hit by an earth­quake mea­sur­ing a whopping 7.3 on the Richter scale. The city center suffered sig­nif­i­cant damage and many historic build­ings were de­stroyed. The earth­quake killed about 1,578 people in Romania (1,424 in Bucharest), and wounded more than 11,300.

Answers distribution

Bucharest
Vienna
Prague
Warsaw
answers
flagItaly
90%
0%
0%
0%
10
flagGermany
86%
1%
3%
5%
53
flagSpain
83%
0%
8%
8%
12
flagNorway
82%
0%
11%
5%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
81%
7%
6%
3%
114
flagthe Netherlands
80%
0%
20%
0%
10
flagPoland
79%
9%
7%
2%
2979
flagFrance
72%
16%
5%
5%
18
flagthe United States
66%
10%
15%
5%
77
flagMexico
45%
12%
19%
20%
124
flagIndia
43%
18%
18%
18%
16

Gender

men81%
women79%
Bucharest
81%
79%
Vienna
9%
9%
Prague
6%
9%
Warsaw
2%
1%

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