Last night’s quake, which hit at 02:28am, measured 1.8 on the Richter scale with its epicentre at Donja Bistra, 13km north-west of Zagreb, the Croatian Seismologist Service confirmed. “Quiet, then a hit, deep. The beds squeaked. Terrible. We all were woken and then could not get back to sleep,” one Donja Bistra resident told daily 24sata after this mornings quake.
Earthquakes measuring 3.1, 2.7, 2.3 and 1.7 were felt also this week in Zagreb. A 8.0 magnitude earthquake famously hit Zagreb on 9 November 1880, killing one and destroying close to 2,000 buildings, including Zagreb Cathedral.