ZAGREB, March 30 (Hina) – A weak earthquake, measuring 1.7 on the Richter scale, was felt in Zagreb late on Sunday, one in a series of tremors that have shaken the Croatian capital and its surroundings since 22 March.
At 11.11 pm on Sunday seismographers registered a slight tremor with the epicentre near Markusevec, just north of Zagreb. Its magnitude was 1.7 on the Richter scale , while intensity at the epicentre was II degree on the Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg scale, the national seismological service said.
Two strong earthquakes struck the Zagreb area on 22 March, one measuring 5.5. and the other 5.0 on the Richter scale. They were followed by over 90 minor tremors.
About 20 people were injured, one fatally, and several hundred were forced to seek alternative accommodation. Apart from residential buildings, also damaged were public buildings, hospitals, theatres, museums, schools and churches.
More than 26,000 buildings were damaged, 1,900 of which have been declared unfit for occupation. All the people left homeless have been secured alternative accommodation until their homes are repaired.
After Zagreb, a slight earthquake was recorded in the Zadar area on 27 March and in the Dubrovnik area on 29 March.
Seismographers register over 10,000 tremors in Croatia annually.