Recent earthquakes in Central Europe

Hlášení zemětřesení v makroseismickém dotazníku

Recently, the inhabitants of the Czech Republic could feel the effects of two moderate earthquakes that occurred south of our territory. At noon on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit an area 50 km south-east of Zagreb. The earthquake was felt throughout the Czech Republic, see the attached map. Over 700 people filled in the so-called macroseismic questionnaire, which is available on the website of the Institute of Geophysics of the ASCR. On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., a magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurred in central Austria. The focus of the earthquake was only a few kilometers deep. After the earthquake, dozens of reports on earthquakes came to the Institute of Geophysics, mainly from southern Bohemia and southern Moravia. Both earthquakes did not cause any damage in our territory, but for many people it was an unpleasant experience when glasses clinked, water splashed from containers and furniture and chandeliers swayed.