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
flagGermany
86%
1%
2%
5%
69
flagItaly
86%
6%
0%
0%
15
flagSpain
83%
0%
8%
8%
12
flagNorway
82%
0%
11%
5%
17
flagFrance
81%
11%
3%
3%
27
flagthe Netherlands
81%
6%
12%
0%
16
flagPoland
80%
9%
6%
2%
3706
flagthe United Kingdom
80%
9%
5%
3%
162
flagRepublic of Ireland
75%
8%
16%
0%
12
flagthe United States
66%
11%
13%
7%
99
flagUnknown
58%
18%
20%
2%
43
flagMexico
45%
12%
19%
20%
124
flagIndia
40%
15%
20%
25%
20

Gender

men80%
women78%
Bucharest
80%
78%
Vienna
10%
8%
Prague
6%
10%
Warsaw
2%
1%

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