Croatian island of Krk hit with 4.8 earthquake
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The Croatian island of Krk, located in the northern Adriatic, has been hit by an earthquake on Thursday morning.
The Croatian Seismological Service has said that the earthquake, which hit Krk on Thursday at 10:47 a.m., measured 4.8 on the Richter scale.
Th epicentre of the strong earthquake was reportedly near Bašćanska Draga on Krk and the intensity at the epicenter was estimated at VI degrees of the EMS scale.
#potres (#earthquake) 16.02. u 10:47 kod Krka, M4.8. Ako ste osjetili potres, molimo javite na https://t.co/RJDaIJlwpM— Seizmološka služba HR (@seizmo_hr) February 16, 2023
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The earthquake was felt throughout the Croatian coast, the Croatian Seismological Service stated.
“It shook terribly. It lasted a few seconds,” a local said.
#Earthquake 18 km SE of #Rijeka (#Croatia) 19 min ago (local time 10:53:47). Colored dots represent local shaking & damage level reported by eyewitnesses. Share your experience:
🌐https://t.co/St7fkWbDdv pic.twitter.com/lBBvSnWvMs— EMSC (@LastQuake) February 16, 2023
A weaker aftershock hit Krk a few minutes later which EMSC reported was a magnitude 2 on the Richter scale.
This morning’s earthquake was felt strongly in Rijeka and even as far down the coast in Split and in the capital Zagreb.
There have been no reports of injuries or major damage as yet.
A series of earthquakes have been recorded in the area in recent years and in 1916 the big Vinodolski earthquake hit nearby which measured 5.8 on the Richter scale.