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.
Currently, there are no official data on injuries.
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.
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.