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Earthquake measuring 4.2 hits Gračac in Croatia, felt across Dalmatia

ZADAR, 20 September 2020 – Seismologists from the Seismological Service of the Republic of Croatia have recorded an earthquake in the Zadar area at around 12:55 pm on Sunday.

The epicentre was recorded at a depth of about 10 kilometers, about 12 kilometers southeast of Gračac. It is 88 kilometres northwest of Split and 51 kilometres east of Zadar. 

The magnitude was 4.2 on the Richter scale, and the earthquake was felt throughout Dalmatia and in Lika, daily 24sata reports.

“There was a loud rumble and it shook well,” reports a resident of Maslenica near Zadar, whilst a resident from Benkovac also commented: “It really shook the apartment vibrated.”

A resident from Obrovac, which is near where the epicentre was, says that she now knows how the people of Zagreb felt. 

“Terrible, 4.2. I’ve felt one in my life already, but not this strong. Everything shook, it lasted a few seconds and I hope there will be no more shakes. There is no material damage or injuries, thank God. Now I am calming down, my children are now coming over.”

There were also reports that the earthquake was felt in Split, Drniš and Biograd na Moru. There have been no reports as yet of any injuries or major damage.

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