Magnitude 3 – Lower Austria: Light earthquake recorded near Gloggnitz


On the night of Whit Monday, a slight earthquake occurred in the Gloggnitz area (Neunkirchen district). The quakes at 2:23 a.m. reached a magnitude of 3, the Austrian seismological service (GeoSphere Austria) reported.

The earthquake was clearly felt nearby. Earthquakes of this magnitude can occasionally cause minor damage, according to the Seismological Service.

The region of the southern Vienna Basin is repeatedly the scene of mostly mild earthquakes. On March 30, 2021, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred near Neunkirchen. This was classified as the strongest in the Vienna Basin in the last 20 years. Since March 30 of this year, there have been repeated light earthquakes in the Gloggnitz area.

Source: Krone


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