Zagreb hit by earthquake while in coronavirus lockdown

Zagreb, Croatia 22 March 2020
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Photo credits: Goran Mehkek / Hanza Media

Photo credits: Goran Mehkek / Hanza Media

The European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement expresses its solidarity and support to the Croatian authorities and the persons affected by the strong earthquake that struck the Croatian capital Zagreb today, bringing much of the population onto the streets as social distancing regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus had been put in place. The 5.3-magnitude quake, which was felt across the Western Balkans, is the largest to affect the city in 140 years.

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