An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale has hit the Rijeka region on Croatia’s northern Adriatic coast on Tuesday.
The earthquake struck 19 kilometers south east of Rijeka, just 6 kilometers from Hreljin, at 11:35 on Tuesday morning, EMSC reported.
Witnesses say that the earthquake was very short, just a few seconds, but it was powerful.
“There were short explosions, the house was shaking,” one resident living 11 km from the earthquake’s epicenter said.
Another resident reportedly said that a few minutes after the first shake, there was another loud bang with further shakes. The earthquake was even felt on the island of Krk.
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There were no reports of any injury or major damage as yet.
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