Central Croatia Earthquake: 4.8 on the Richter Scale, No Damage Reports

Katarina Anđelković

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Seizmološka služba

“Today, February 16, 2023, at 10 hours and 47 minutes, the seismographs of the Seismological Service of the Republic of Croatia recorded a strong earthquake with an epicenter near Bašćanska Draga on Krk. The earthquake’s magnitude was 4.8 according to the Richter scale, and the intensity at the epicenter was estimated at the VI-degree EMS scale. The earthquake was felt throughout the Croatian coast,” announced the Seismological Service, as reported by Index.

As they learned from the firefighters from Krk, there are no reports of damage.

“It lasted a long time, and there was a lot of shaking,” says the resident of Viskovo. “Slight shaking,” describes one resident of Krk on the EMSC application. “It shakes near Malinska on the island of Krk,” adds a third.

Citizens’ reactions

Here are some of the reactions of Croatian citizens to the earthquake.

“Swaying in the north-south direction. A little cracked window. New building. Trešnjevka” reported someone from Zagreb. “There was a strong earthquake that lasted for 3-4 seconds. The furniture rattled,” a reader from a skyscraper on Kantrida in Rijeka reported.

“You could really feel it in Baška, first, there was thunder, and then it shook for a few seconds. There was a little dust in the house, but there was no damage.”

“Garešnica, Hotel Garić, rocking the bed for a few seconds. An unpleasant feeling”.

“I’m sitting on the couch, and suddenly I started shaking left and right. Greetings from Krapina”

“It also shook Rab. It lasted about 15 seconds; at first it felt very weak, then for about 5 seconds it shook fairly strongly. Vases fell, some items ended up on the floor in shops. All in all, a very unpleasant feeling.”

“I was sitting at the kitchen table when the table and the chair I was sitting on started shaking. It lasted a few seconds, I would say 5-7 seconds,” says a reader from Labin.

“An earthquake was also felt at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka (campus in Sušak). The screen on my desk shook, which was not a pleasant experience”

“It was shaking in Pula, my mirror was banging on the wall, it was going on forever.”

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