Smaller Earthquake Rattles Zagreb Again

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A small earthquake hit Zagreb this morning, waking up already-rattled residents.
A small earthquake hit Zagreb this morning, waking up already-rattled residents.

June 10, 2020 — Zagreb rattled and shook in the early morning, but thankfully the quake was much weaker than its predecessors.

Croatia’s Seismological Service recorded a weak earthquake of magnitude 2.4 on the Richter scale with an epicenter in Zagreb, not far from Markuševac at 4:15 am on Wednesday.

The intensity of the earthquake at the epicenter was grade III of the EMSC scale.

After two strong earthquakes of 5.5 and 4.8 on the Richter scale, which hit Zagreb in the early morning hours of March 22, the city subsequently shook about 1,000 more times, which was expected. A moderate earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale hit Zagreb on April 23.

“This shook well and things and glasses rang. It’s a terrible feeling,” one person wrote in comments on the EMSC website.

A Jutarnji List reader from Granešina also says that the earthquake woke them up. Another reader from Zagreb wrote:

“Terrible feeling! Fear has been present since that first earthquake.”

“Subsequent earthquakes are a common occurrence and these are exactly those earthquakes,” Ines Ivančić, head of the Seismological Service, told HRT. “Up to half a year later they can be expected. It is not known how many more there will be as well as their strength. We cannot predict when it will happen.

“We know in which area the biggest earthquake can happen, and Zagreb is a seismically active area. Citizens should not panic and they should listen to the instructions of the Civil Protection Directorate.”


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