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PHOTOS: Two earthquakes rock the Croatian capital Zagreb

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

ZAGREB, March 22 (Hina) – A strong quake of 5.5 magnitude has hit Zagreb and its surroundings at 6:24 a.m on Sunday morning, the strongest in over 140 years.

The tremor lasted a few seconds with the epicentre seven kilometres north of Zagreb, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported on its website.

One more strong earthquake shook Zagreb at 7 am. 

Material damage on buildings in the centre of the city was visible,  including the top of Zagreb’s Cathedral. There was an electricity outage in some residential areas.

(Photo: HINA/Daneil KASAP)

Currently, there are no official data on injuries.

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

(Photo: HINA/Daneil KASAP)

(Photo: HINA/Daneil KASAP)

The Interior Ministry on Sunday morning recommended that residents should stay outside and keep a distance in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

(Photo: HINA/Daneil KASAP)

(Photo: HINA/Daneil KASAP)

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

The ministry advises that those residents who left their homes in the morning after Zagreb was hit by two strong quakes to stay at least a metre apart from one another.

(Photo: HINA/ Tomislav PAVLEK)

(Photo: HINA/ Damir SENCAR/)

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

(Photo: HINA/ Damir SENCAR/)

(Photo: HINA/ Damir SENCAR/)

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

(Photo: HINA/Damir SENČAR)

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