Home » Latest » Southern Croatia Hit by Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake

Southern Croatia Hit by Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake



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.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Maksimir Stadium Turns 105 Today

Maksimir stadium in the Croatian capital Zagreb turns 105 today. Works first begun on the stadium on 1 February 1912 and just over 3 months later, and exactly 105 years ago today on 5 May 1912 the stadium officially opened. Named after the surrounding neighbourhood of Maksimir, the stadium is primarily today the home of...

Andrea Bocelli Confirms Zagreb Concert

Famous Italian tenor and singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli has confirmed he will perform a concert in the Croatian capital Zagreb next year. Bocelli, who became blind at the age of twelve following a football accident, will perform at Zagreb’s Arena on 10 March 2018. The concert, which will mark International Women’s Day, will be Bocelli’s fourth...

Draw for UEFA Under-17 Championship in Croatia Made in Zagreb

The draw for the UEFA Under-17 Championship, which will be held in Croatia in May 2017, was made in Zagreb on Monday. From 3 – 19 May Croatia will host the best Under-17 teams in Europe. Hosts Croatia today were drawn in Group A together with Spain, Turkey and Italy. Croatia will open the tournament...

Tourism in Croatia Up 22% in First 4 Months of 2017

A busy start to what is expected to be a record year for tourism in Croatia’s history. According to data from the eVisitor and eCrew (nautical) system, a total of 1.7 million tourists visited Croatia in the first four months of 2017, which is 22% more than in the same period of 2016, which was...

Croatia Squad for Upcoming World Cup Qualifiers Announced

Croatia coach Ante Čačić has named his 23-man squad for upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Monday. Croatia will meet Kosovo at Maksimir stadium in Zagreb on 2 September 2017, before travelling to Turkey three days later. Čačić announced his squad today who will gather in Zagreb on 28 August 2017. The squad features...

Lufthansa Celebrating 50 Years in Croatia

German flag carrier Lufthansa is celebrating 50 years of doing business in Croatia this year. The Lufthansa – Croatia relationship first started on 25 August 1967 when the first flight from Frankfurt, a Boeing 727 Europa Jet, landed in Zagreb. Since then, Lufthansa has connected Croatia via its Frankfurt and Munich hubs with more than...