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Several aftershocks felt in Zagreb overnight

(Photo: HINA/ Tomislav PAVLEK)

ZAGREB, March 23 (Hina) – Seismologist Kresimir Kuk told the national radio (HR) on Monday morning that during the night between Sunday and Monday several aftershocks had been felt in Zagreb and its surroundings following three strong quakes on early Sunday morning.

There were tremors. One of those tremors was moderate, which happened at 3 a.m. and a considerable number of people in the city centre and in Kasina and Markusevac where there was the epicentre felt it, Kuk told Hrvatski radio on Monday morning, saying that aftershocks were normal and expected and could go on for weeks.

The biggest aftershock overnight measured 2.9 on the Richter scale which was at 3.am., Jutarnji list reported. There was no further damage from the overnight aftershocks.

The expert said that the response to the strong quake of 5.5 magnitude on Sunday morning had been good and praised all the services.

The response was good. People were aware that an earthquake could happen at sometime so they responded relatively well, all services responded very well and I think the negative effects were minimal, he said.

59 people who could not return to their homes in the centre spent the night at a student dorm.

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