Croatia Capitol Strucked by Earthquake
Last Update: Mar 22, 2020
Early this morning, Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, was struck by an 5.3 magnitude earthquake followed by another 5.1 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter was 7 kilometers north of Zagreb at the depth of 10 kilometers. Many were injured and 15 year old girl is injured and at critical condition after the part of wall fall on her. The doctors are still fighting for her life.
Several buildings have cracked walls and rooftops have been damaged. Zagreb's iconic cathedral has also been damaged and the top of one of its two spires collapsed. The cathedral was rebuilt after it toppled in the 1880 earthquake.
Some households are without power and several fires were also reported.
The earthquake struck a partial lock down of the capital because of the spread of the corona virus. People were told to avoid public areas, such as parks and public squares, but had little choice when they had to run outside.
Police was keeping order and helping people while maintaining regular distance of 2m from groups as much as possible.
This was the biggest earthquakes in Zagreb in the last 140 years.
Croatia's army and all emergency services will start clearing the streets as soon as possible. It is still too early for damage assessment.
//Pictures take from foxnews.com
Felt it here in Slovenia, some 150 km away. I was sitting on a couch at 6:25 in the morning and it shook for a second.
I knew immediately what it was and was worried, because we're not in an earthquake risky area and the epicenter must have been some distance away and therefore quite strong.
Then shortly after 7, i felt another one.
Such saddening news ... being locked down and enduring an earthquake is an overwhelming experience. Praying for everyone in Zagreb.
Prayers for Croatia! I feel there are so many news being underreported now due to Corona Virus. The other day I heard about Tornados in Marocco and many other news that is not in mainstream media.
See more comments
Sending big love! I watch the quakes around the globe and, there has been quite the uptick of 5 pluses.
I watch on a live spectrogram feed where you can 'see' noise on the graphs.
My friends in Costa Rica got shook last week and then my friends in Humbolt County and surrounding areas.
Global love to everyone in these difficult times