People in Slovakia felt night earthquake near Vienna

The earthquake was measured by a national network of seismic stations.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: Sme)

An earthquake that occurred on the night of April 20 south of Vienna, Austria, in the surrounding town Neunkirchen, was also felt in Bratislava.

The strongest tremors with a magnitude of 4.4 were noticed shortly before 1:00, the agency APA referring to Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) reported.

Kristián Csicsay from the Earth Science Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences confirmed it and noted that they have 30 macroseismic questionnaires already filled in.

Filling in questionnaire

The earthquake was measured by a national network of seismic stations as well. It could be observed as a seismogram from the Modra station.

People in the Upper Nitra region felt a quake Read more 

“Mainly inhabitants of the Bratislava borough Petržalka could have felt it,” Csicsay said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Csicsay said there may be reports from more people arriving. He called on the public to fill in a questionnaire on the zemetrasenia.sk website if they felt tremors.

More tremors from abroad

Neunkirchen is located about 70 kilometres south of Vienna. Tremors were felt in Vienna and also in Burgenland and Salzburg, APA reported.

There was an earthquake with a magnitude 4.7 south of Vienna on March 30 too. This was also felt in Bratislava.

Some people in western Slovakia felt the earthquake that occurred in Zagreb, Croatia at the end of 2020, too.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Leatherworker Ondrej Sabela in his workshop.

Near rock bottom, artisans in Slovakia pray for a better season

The pandemic has forced some to find new jobs, leaving their trades behind.

6. máj
Justice Minister Mária Kolíková

Justice Minister Kolíková: I see no reason to step down

OĽaNO claims that the minister has failed to clear up all the allegations raised by the opposition.

7 h
The Bratislava underpass under Hodža Square will become the Underpass of 16 November 1989 Students.

Nameless Bratislava Old Town places to receive names

John Selecky on an amazing search for his roots in Slovakia; lost tribute to Stalin taking on a modern twist.

7. máj
The Moderna vaccine

Age limit for Pfizer and Moderna jabs down to 45 years

Vaccination appointments further allocated strictly according to age and diagnosis.

7 h