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74 tremors recorded in wider Zagreb area in last 42 hours

Mirogoj in Zagreb (Photo: HINA/ Tomislav PAVLEK)

ZAGREB, March 24 (Hina) – A total of 74 tremors were registered in Zagreb and its surroundings between the first earthquake that struck the area at 6.24 am on Sunday, which measured 5.5 on the Richter scale, and midnight on Monday, a graph posted by the national seismological service on its Twitter account shows.

A majority of earthquakes, namely 42 of them, measured up to 2 degrees on the Richter scale, the magnitude of 23 of them was between 3 and 4 degrees, one measured 5 and the most destructive was the first one, measuring 5.5.

The last earthquake that was felt in and around Zagreb occurred at 8.49 pm on Monday, measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was near Markusevac, several kilometres north of the capital, where the intensity of the quake was between 3 and 4 degrees on the Mercalli scale.

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