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
flagAustria
100%
0%
0%
0%
10
flagSwitzerland
90%
10%
0%
0%
10
flagUkraine
87%
0%
6%
0%
16
flagItaly
86%
4%
4%
0%
23
flagSpain
86%
0%
6%
6%
15
flagGermany
85%
5%
3%
3%
107
flagthe Netherlands
83%
6%
10%
0%
30
flagFrance
81%
11%
3%
3%
27
flagPoland
78%
11%
7%
2%
7006
flagthe United Kingdom
78%
9%
6%
4%
235
flagNorway
76%
0%
14%
9%
21
flagRussia
72%
9%
18%
0%
11
flagUnknown
71%
17%
8%
1%
701
flagRepublic of Ireland
70%
18%
7%
3%
27
flagthe United Arab Emirates
70%
10%
20%
0%
10
flagthe United States
66%
12%
11%
7%
127
flagSweden
64%
14%
21%
0%
14
flagMexico
45%
13%
19%
20%
125
flagIndia
38%
19%
23%
19%
26

Gender

men75%
women77%
Bucharest
75%
77%
Vienna
13%
11%
Prague
8%
9%
Warsaw
2%
1%

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Author: Monica Stiller
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