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Minor damage reported after today’s 4.2 magnitude earthquake in central Croatia

After a few days of calm – the ground shook again in Banovina, central Croatia on Wednesday morning. 

A strong 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Croatia at 5:37 a.m. with the epicentre near Glina. The earthquake was also felt strongly in the capital Zagreb.

“This morning, March 3, at 5:37 a.m., seismologists from the Croatian Seismological Service recorded a rather strong earthquake with the epicentre near Glina. The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.2 according to Richter, and the intensity in the epicentre was V (five) degrees on the EMS scale, the Croatian Seismological Service said.

“There was no major damage, but in the morning, citizens reported new damage to their already damaged houses. This morning’s earthquake upset the citizens quite a bit, woke them up, and some even ran out into the streets in their pyjamas. Although they are practically used to everyday tremors, every such strong earthquake, and we know that there were several of them, additionally frightens the citizens, HRT journalist Jelena Šarić reported.

The earthquake was one of the strongest since the hundreds which have hit since the major earthquake on 29 December, it shook a lot, it lasted quite a long time. Some of the first comments were from Zagreb residents and there were some reports that it was also felt in Bjelovar and Križevci.

According to the first estimates of the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake was recorded in Banovina at around 5.30 a.m.

There was some good news with the construction of a container settlement in Glina progressing very well. Containers are arriving, there will be a total of 38 residential containers and another 5 for common areas where there will be a living room, space for socialising, laundries. Infrastructure and asphalt should be installed in the next two weeks, after which the first citizens should move in, Šarić added.

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