Important historic earthquakes in Austria

Last update: May 4, 2014 at 9:49 am by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Austria Apr 07 03:59 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Apr 07 03:59 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Austria Mar 23 13:11 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Austria Mar 02 08:41 2.9 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Mar 02 08:41 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Feb 13 17:06 1.8 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Jan 22 04:48 3.3 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Austria Jan 12 17:21 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Region Oct 07 09:42 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Austria Oct 07 09:42 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Oct 07 03:43 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Austria Oct 07 03:43 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Sep 28 04:48 1.9 -2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Sep 01 22:37 1.8 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Aug 28 17:11 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Austria Aug 26 07:43 2.8 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Aug 26 07:43 3.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Austria Aug 24 07:50 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Aug 12 23:39 2.2 3 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Austria Aug 10 02:38 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Austria Aug 05 11:04 1.7 0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Austria Jul 30 20:40 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Jul 30 20:40 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Austria Jul 25 12:05 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Inzing 6401 - It was very short-lived and actually I thought my husband, who was in the next room, had stumbled. There was a rumbling noise, and a bump. He felt it too and thought that there had been an explosion somewhere. No damage to our house that we have noticed so far, but we think that the tremor may have dislodged the wheels of our garage door as we can't get it to open.
  • GEOFON Austria Jul 25 12:05 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Austria Jul 22 12:06 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Jul 22 12:06 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Austria Jul 22 11:58 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Austria Jul 22 11:58 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Austria Jul 22 11:28 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Jul 22 11:28 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Jul 22 10:20 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Austria Jul 22 10:20 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Austria May 20 13:14 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Austria May 20 13:14 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Austria May 18 13:52 1.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria May 10 05:52 3.1 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Austria May 06 21:12 1.7 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria May 05 02:05 2.0 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Austria Apr 25 10:28 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Vienna - 12:30 CET
  • Wien - Erdbeben wurde gespürt
  • Вена - Felt vibration
  • Wien - I was sitting on the sofa & I felt I m tillting on the edge of sofa. Shaking & sounds like tak tak tak.
  • Vienna - earthquake
  • Vienna - noticable (light to moderate) shaking with a few light aftershakes
  • Wien - Surprised as my first earthquake in Austria, coming from Wellington NZ I am used to these
  • Vienna - No damage
  • Vienna - Light Shaking for around 3 secs
  • Vienna - My desk was shaking for about 2 seconds
  • Vienna - weak 1 or 2 seconds shaking
  • Wien - My first strong earthquake
  • Vienna - No damages. Two pushes
  • Wien - Hietzing - keine Schäden, 2sec Schütteln
  • Vienna - 5 sec
  • Vienna - Nothing damaged, some items on my walls were shaking slightly/vibrating, as did the chair I was sitting on. It lasted about 5 seconds.
  • Vienna - More like a strong thud under your feet. Similar to when a heavily-laden truck hits a bump in the road.
  • Vienna - Computer Screen moved about 2 seconds.
  • Wien - Mialam wrazenie, ze ktos obok mnie mocno skacze.
  • Vienna - Felt the shaking and has a feeling that's what it was as it was so atypical - my office is on 4th floor of old building so it was recognizable.
  • Vienna - 3 or 4 seconds. Felt like a heavy truck going by outside, but I am on 6th floor.
  • Monaco - Quelques secousses légère ressentie à Monaco.
  • Brno - Weak shaking felt on Brno city (Czech Republic), no damage, but objects were noticeably shaking, lasted for a few seconds
  • München - Car two times like hopped on the street
  • Bad Vöslau - Mi trovavo al piano terra e ho avvertito un movimento ondulatorio del pavimento
  • Wien - Lasted 10-15 seconds
  • Vienna - Around 12:30, I felt the entire building was shaking, the windows had loud shaking sounds for a few seconds
  • Wien - I was in the Office on 6th floor and suddendly the whole building started to literrally shake and vibrate, also the furniture in the Office. It was maximal 10 seconds. At that time, nobody thought that THAT was an earthquake, because it is not so common in Europe.
  • Brno - no damage, just to my sanity, we don´t get them here so I was surprised
  • Wenen - Mijn bed schudde en het duurde langer dan de eerste keer toen ik een kleine aardbeving in Wenen heb meegemaakt. Misschien komt er nog meer? http://www.thelocal.at/20151215/large-scale-earthquake-possible-in-vienna
  • Vienna - No damage, felt very well whilst sitting, about 5 sec long
  • Vienna - On 23rd floor and felt slight rocking and up and down movement for 5 seconds or so
  • Vienna - Lasted about 3-5 sec
  • Wien - I was at home, 2 floor, old building (1900), I felt that the ceiling and floor were vibrating during several seconds. No damage in the flat.
  • Vienna - I felt the earthquake. Picture frames fell and half a cup of tea sloshed from rim to rim
  • Mödling - Never having felt one before it was a surreal experience on the 6th floor
  • Brno - Not common in Czech republic.
  • Vienna - I felt it for a couple of seconds while laying in bed.
  • USGS Breitenfurt Bei Wien, Austria Apr 25 10:28 3.9 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Austria Apr 25 10:28 4.1 8 MAP I Felt It
  • Vienna - Felt the earthquake, 2 light shakings, lasted approx. 5 seconds
  • Brunn Am Gebirge - Heard rumbling and felt office building vibrate for a couple of seconds. Windows rattled, floor vibrated. Building noticeably vibrated briefly.
  • wien 16 - I was sitting at the table using the laptop when the whole room started to shake. It wasn’t the washing machine in spin way too strong for that. Went on-line and discovered it was an earthquake. The old brick building was constructed circa 1900 and the masonery is extreemly bad/weak. Some bricks can be pulled out by hand! A quake much larger than that, say 5 or 5.5, has the real potential to bring the whole 4-story building down. Given the area history it would be prudent to require upgrades.
  • Wien - 7й этаж, чувствительно подпрыгивала мебель
  • Purkersdorf - I was sitting in front of the computer when the whole house shook with sufficient violence to dislodge the trapdoor to my roofspace, wow, in central Austria!!
  • Purkersdorf - doors & windows were shakingonly for a couple of seconds
  • EMSC Austria Apr 09 22:59 2.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Apr 09 10:39 1.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Apr 09 08:51 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Apr 02 19:11 1.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Apr 02 16:47 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Mar 26 05:13 2.0 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Mar 24 06:12 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Mar 13 20:00 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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