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
flagGreece
100%
0%
0%
0%
11
flagUkraine
92%
0%
7%
0%
14
flagItaly
88%
5%
0%
0%
18
flagGermany
85%
4%
3%
4%
87
flagSpain
85%
0%
7%
7%
14
flagFrance
81%
11%
3%
3%
27
flagthe Netherlands
80%
7%
11%
0%
26
flagNorway
80%
0%
15%
5%
20
flagPoland
79%
10%
7%
2%
6105
flagthe United Kingdom
78%
9%
6%
4%
205
flagUnknown
70%
18%
8%
2%
610
flagRepublic of Ireland
70%
15%
10%
5%
20
flagthe United States
66%
12%
12%
7%
122
flagMexico
45%
13%
19%
20%
125
flagIndia
40%
13%
22%
22%
22

Gender

men75%
women78%
Bucharest
75%
78%
Vienna
13%
10%
Prague
8%
9%
Warsaw
2%
1%

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