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Southern Croatia Hit by Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake

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An earthquake, measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale has rattled parts of the south of Croatia on Sunday afternoon, the Croatian Seismological Service reported…

The earthquake’s epicentre was 7 kilometres northwest of Ploče in the southern Dubrovnik-Neretva County and hit at 15:50 on Sunday. According to reports the earthquake was felt in the Pelješac area, and also as far Makarska and Vrgorac.

Some of the comments from witnesses posted on Euro-Med Seismological Centre website:

“Very short and strong like an explosion, then a sort of trembling.”

“One earthquake followed by little before or after, strong shaking short – 2 or 3 seconds maybe.”

“Sudden shaking that lasted for 3-4 seconds.”

“It lasted long, there was panic in the house.”

It was like a very strong thunder roll. started off light and low then louder and harder and then back to light and low.

Where the earthquake hit (photo: emsc.eu)

Where the earthquake hit (photo: emsc.eu)

There were also reports that the quake was felt in Orebić, Omiš and on the island of Brač.

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