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Earthquake Hits Near Split on the Croatian Coast

An earthquake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, has hit Croatia’s Dalmatian coast on Friday at 1:58 pm, EMSC have announced.

According to the report, the epicentre of Friday’s earthquake was 11 kilometres west of Split in the sea near Slatina on the island of Čiovo.

The epicentre was 2 kilometres deep and measured 4.8 on the Richter scale, and was felt along the Croatian coast as far as Zadar, Makarska, Šibenik, Hvar and and in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“I was cooking lunch and at one moment I heard a strong noise and all the shelves started to shake. The glass on one window also broke”, a Jutarnji list reader in Split said.

“It lasted very short but it scared me”, one Index reader in Split said, whilst another wrote on Facebook.

“The whole court building in Split was shaking like a branch in the wind.”

There have been no reports of any injuries as yet.

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