On October 3, 2013, the greater region of Vienna suffered what was called a “moderate unusual”earthquake. The tremors were at a depth of over 10 kms, and no major damage was noted.
The earthquake rated 4.1 on the Richter scale. People noticed shaking and plaster fell of some walls. But no injuries were reported by the fire brigade or ambulance services. An inhabitant of Sarasdorf noted, “the whole house was shaking for probably 2 seconds. everyone felt it. It was strong but not strong enough to make things move or drop.”
Unusual though it might seem, the greater Vienna region has seen five earthquakes since 1900. For details, visit Earthquake Report.