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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:37 PM

Zagreb hit by earthquake while in coronavirus lockdown

Source: The Guardian

A strong earthquake has shaken the Croatian capital, Zagreb, bringing much of the population on to the streets after social distancing regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus had been put in place.

The quake, which struck shortly after 6am local time on Sunday, caused widespread damage, including to the city’s cathedral, and the evacuation of hospitals. A 15-year-old was in a critical condition and 16 others were injured as a result of the quake, Croatian authorities said on Sunday afternoon.

The epicentre was four miles north of Zagreb at a depth of six miles, and the 5.3-magnitude earthquake was followed by a number of smaller tremors. The prime minister, Andrej Plenković, said the earthquake was the biggest in Zagreb in the last 140 years.

Many buildings in the capital cracked and walls and rooftops were damaged. Streets were littered with debris. Concrete slabs fell on cars and chimneys landed in front of building entrances.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/22/croatia-earthquake-causes-widespread-damage-zagreb





A lot of rubble in the streets; video here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51995861

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Reply Zagreb hit by earthquake while in coronavirus lockdown (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Mar 22 OP
JudyM Mar 22 #1
mindem Mar 22 #2
FiveGoodMen Mar 23 #8
brush Mar 22 #3
RussBLib Mar 22 #4
Igel Mar 22 #7
Stuart G Mar 22 #5
Stuart G Mar 22 #6

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 07:51 PM

1. The end of times...

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 08:14 PM

2. Quite a few earth quakes lately.

Fracking?

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Response to mindem (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:35 PM

8. Was thinking the same thing.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 09:22 PM

3. God! It can't get any worse with the virus everywhere.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:02 PM

4. Of course it can

If I were religious, I might think god was pissed about something.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:48 PM

7. Yeah, what with quakes in California and Croatia,

and the pandemic most places, we've forgotten all about the locusts in Somalia and Ethiopia.

http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/info/info/index.html

And yet, I can't help but snicker at "Locust Watch." I mean, at some point reality is sort of over the top.

Next up--Bueno Aires gets struck by a smallish asteroid and the Greenland ice sheet slides into the sea, causing a tsunami that wipes out Ireland's ventilator industry. But oddly spares Trump's golf course.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:08 PM

5. 5.3 is very a very strong quake. (numbers of death or injuries unknown)

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If you hit the link below, you can see a video of damage, from BBC.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-51995800/zagreb-hit-by-largest-earthquake-in-140-years

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:12 PM

6. Croatia is directly across the Adriatic Sea from Italy


Hit the map link below and you can see where this is.

Zagreb Croatia is about 200 miles Northeast of Rome Italy across the Adriatic Sea. About 200 miles southwest of Budapest Hungary.

..Metropolitan population is about 1,000,000 people


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zagreb,+Croatia/@45.6471891,13.8055108,7z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4765d692c902cc39:0x3a45249628fbc28a!8m2!3d45.8150108!4d15.9819189

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