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
84%
3%
3%
5%
78
flagSpain
84%
0%
7%
7%
13
flagthe Netherlands
83%
4%
12%
0%
24
flagFrance
81%
11%
3%
3%
27
flagPoland
80%
10%
6%
2%
4950
flagthe United Kingdom
78%
10%
6%
3%
194
flagNorway
77%
0%
16%
5%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
76%
11%
11%
0%
17
flagUnknown
69%
18%
8%
2%
292
flagthe United States
66%
11%
11%
7%
117
flagMexico
45%
13%
19%
20%
125
flagIndia
40%
13%
22%
22%
22

Gender

men78%
women79%
Bucharest
78%
79%
Vienna
12%
9%
Prague
6%
9%
Warsaw
2%
1%

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