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Light earthquake strikes Zadar early on Friday morning


ZAGREB, March 27 (Hina) – An earthquake measuring 2.6 on the Richter scale has struck the Croatian coast city of Zadar early on Friday morning,  seismographers at the Zagreb Faculty of Science said.

After the big earthquake in the capital Zagreb on Sunday and the hundreds of aftershocks which have followed since, a small earthquake hit Zadar and its surroundings at 3.37 a.m. on Friday.

We heard a rumble as if it was thunder. It woke us. It lasted a few seconds and shook us. one Zadar resident commented on social media. The first report of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said that the earthquake was magnitude 3.7 on the Richter scale, daily 24sata writes. 

But Seismographers at the Zagreb Faculty of Science confirmed later this morning on their official site that the earthquake n fact measured 2.6 on the Richter scale. 

On social media, residents of Zadar and the surrounding area said that it was even heard on the nearby islands as well, and sounded like heavy thunder.

“I thought there was an explosion. Horror, “one woman wrote.

To recall,  a strong quake of 5.5 magnitude hit Zagreb and its surroundings at 6:24 a.m on Sunday morning, the strongest in over 140 years, leaving considerable property damage and fatally injuring a 15-year-old girl. 

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