Slight quake hits Wachau

A minor earthquake shook the Wachau region in Lower Austria last night (Mon).Experts at the Centre for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) in Vienna announced today the eruptions near the town of Melk reached 2.5 on the Richter scale.They pointed out it was unlikely that the quake, which occurred shortly past 9pm, caused any damage to buildings.The Wachau is on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. It is one of the province’s most important tourism locations. Tens of thousands of people visit the beautiful wine-growing area on the banks of the Danube every year.ZAMG officials also said an earthquake of 1.7 on the Richter scale rattled the western border with Liechtenstein in Vorarlberg at 4.50am yesterday morning.