According to the Austrian Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), the epicenter was located near the town of Admont in Styria, with a focus of eight kilometers. Earthquakes could also be felt in adjacent Upper Austria.
ZAMG issued a warning that the earthquake could cause minor damage to buildings. ORF stated without further details that the first damages have already been reported. According to the APA agency, due to the strength of the earthquake, it is possible that the facades on the houses cracked or the plaster peeled off.
Styria is hit by minor earthquakes repeatedly, the last of January 5 having an epicenter near the town of Judenburg. There was also a strong earthquake in Styria, which hit Croatia at the end of December and killed seven people there. According to the APA agency, a similar earthquake as today will occur in Austria on average once every four to five years.
Source: EuroZprávy.cz by eurozpravy.cz.
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