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
87%
0%
6%
0%
16
flagSpain
86%
0%
6%
6%
15
flagItaly
85%
5%
5%
0%
20
flagGermany
84%
5%
4%
4%
99
flagthe Netherlands
82%
7%
10%
0%
28
flagFrance
81%
11%
3%
3%
27
flagNorway
80%
0%
15%
5%
20
flagPoland
78%
11%
7%
2%
6639
flagthe United Kingdom
78%
9%
6%
4%
224
flagRussia
72%
9%
18%
0%
11
flagUnknown
71%
18%
8%
1%
665
flagRepublic of Ireland
66%
19%
9%
4%
21
flagthe United States
65%
12%
12%
8%
124
flagSweden
61%
15%
23%
0%
13
flagMexico
45%
13%
19%
20%
125
flagIndia
38%
19%
23%
19%
26

Gender

men75%
women77%
Bucharest
75%
77%
Vienna
13%
10%
Prague
8%
9%
Warsaw
2%
1%

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