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
flagUkraine
92%
0%
7%
0%
14
flagItaly
88%
5%
0%
0%
17
flagGermany
86%
2%
2%
5%
74
flagSpain
84%
0%
7%
7%
13
flagNorway
82%
0%
11%
5%
17
flagFrance
81%
11%
3%
3%
27
flagPoland
80%
9%
6%
2%
4264
flagthe Netherlands
80%
4%
14%
0%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
79%
9%
6%
3%
187
flagRepublic of Ireland
71%
14%
14%
0%
14
flagthe United States
67%
10%
11%
8%
111
flagUnknown
65%
15%
13%
5%
92
flagMexico
45%
12%
19%
20%
124
flagIndia
40%
13%
22%
22%
22

Gender

men79%
women79%
Bucharest
80%
79%
Vienna
10%
9%
Prague
6%
9%
Warsaw
3%
1%

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