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Another earthquake shook Austria

And she wrote that another earthquake was 3.4, near where it happened a few days earlier

On the other hand, the epicenter fell only 5 kilometers from Vienna. The Accordingly, the current strength of 3.4 is also sufficient to cause minor damage.

A few days earlier, the earthquake hit Austria near the Hungarian border, about 25 km from Vienna.

In Austrian earthquakes, the driving force is the northward movement of the Adriatic plate and its counterclockwise rotation, as a result of which it collides with the stable European rocky plate to the north. One of the consequences of this collision is that the rock slabs that make up the bottom of the Pannonian Basin, especially the northern and northwestern parts, are “squeezed” eastward from this collision zone.

However, the plate is not only trying to “escape” from the collision zone, but in the meantime tension builds up constantly due to the pressure of the adriatic plate. “Squeezing” occurs along important sowing areas. The extruded disc is bounded in the northwest by the Mur-Mürz seeding system and the southeastern edge of the Vienna Basin, while in the south and southwest it is bounded by the Periadria seeding system and the Central Hungarian Skeletal Zone. Tremors that have erupted in recent weeks can be linked to the Moor-Moors line, where a left-sideways displacement occurs, as the rock plate forming the bottom of the northern part of the Pannonian Basin moves to the northeast. However, in addition to the horizontal position, the movement also has a milder vertical component, as the Pannonian Basin also sinks somewhat along the structural line. Consequently, pressure builds during this displacement, as these drills are uneven surfaces / deformation areas, where the accumulated stress sometimes erupts in the form of small or large vibrations – the events of the ELKH FI Kövesligethy Radó seismic observatory explained.

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In this way Along the Mur-Mürz seeding system and the southeastern edge of the Vienna Basin, earthquakes exceeding 5 magnitude occur on average every 50 years. Current earthquakes were weaker than that.