Sunday, 22 March 2020

PHOTOS: Bad Blue Boys Help Transfer Newborns after Zagreb Earthquake

March 22, 2020 - Dinamo Zagreb’s beloved fan group Bad Blue Boys were in action on Sunday in the wake of the Zagreb earthquake. 

The Bad Blue Boys again came to the aid of the people of Zagreb after a strong earthquake hit the Croatian capital Sunday morning.

After assisting in the relocation of the Dubrava Clinical Hospital over the past few days due to a coronavirus pandemic, delivering medicines and supplies to the elderly and infirm, the ardent football fan group is now helping after a severe 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit Zagreb Sunday morning.

The Bad Blue Boys assisted at the maternity hospital on Petrova street, escorting pregnant women out of the building and transferring newborn babies to safer hospitals.

The Bad Blue Boys were led by competent services and equipped with protective masks to reduce the risk of the possible transmission of the coronavirus.

More than a thousand members gathered to help.

As so many times before, from the Homeland War to all the adversities that hit Croatia in recent years and decades, members of Croatian football fan groups have always been among the first to help their fellow citizens.

When it's hardest, they're always on the front line.

There were three initial earthquakes, all a few kilometers north of Zagreb. The first had a magnitude of 5.3 at 06:24, the second 5.0 at 07:01, and a third at 07:41, measuring 3.7. There were two further quakes, both 3.0, 6km north of Zagreb at 09:04 and 09:10. Follow this official global earthquake monitoring website for the latest.

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Sunday, 22 March 2020

Zagreb Emergency Response: Contact Numbers and Advice

March 22, 2020 - Important contact information and advice for Zagreb citizens in the aftermath of the earthquake on Sunday morning.

The City of Zagreb has introduced a toll-free hotline for citizens directly affected by today's earthquake

The City of Zagreb has introduced a toll-free hotline for citizens directly affected by today's earthquake. If you’re in need, please call 0800 8805.

The City of Zagreb is urging, first of all, those who have lost their homes or have homes that have been severely damaged in the earthquake, to immediately contact this telephone number to ensure that they receive adequate assistance as soon as possible.

Also, anyone who has been left homeless will be provided with accommodation. For now this is the Cvjetno naselje student dorms at Odranska ulica 8. If necessary, additional accommodation will be provided. You can read more below. 

Anyone worried about gas leaks after the earthquake can call the toll free number 0800 400 400.

In case of problems with water supply, contact 01 / 616-39-99.

The City of Zagreb is asking citizens for understanding and patience and to act responsibly and follow the instructions of the competent institutions

Teams of construction experts are currently on the streets evaluating the damage to buildings by priority. After inspection, they will mark each building visibly. Construction experts are working to assess post-earthquake damage, the Office noted.

The Zagreb Emergency Management Office is pleading for citizens to strictly obey the markings and do not risk entering the building. You can also send a photo of the damage and the address to the e-mail address of the Emergency Management Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beans and tea are being distributed at the French Republic Square

The Croatian Red Cross reported that its crews were heading to the downtown and wider center of Zagreb, where blankets would be distributed to citizens who could not return to their homes, and tents would be erected in the French Republic Square where beans and tea will be distributed.

"1200 blankets will be distributed, and we will first take care of the elderly, the sick, children and pregnant women. Tents will be set up in the French Republic Square, where beans and tea will be given out," HCK posted on its Facebook page.

"We invite you once again to stay calm. This morning, we distributed blankets and water to people in front of Petrova and Klaiceva hospitals.

Do not gather in groups, keep a distance of two meters. If you have masks and gloves, put them on. All measures related to the protection against coronavirus infection are still in force,” HCK told citizens.

Meals will also be available after 1 pm at Zrinjevac, Mazuranic Square, and Franjo Tudjman Square, the Office of Emergency Management announced.

Accommodation for Zagreb residents whose homes are damaged is being arranged at the Cvjetno naselje student dorms

Interior Minister and President of the National Civil Protection Headquarters Davor Bozinovic said that all residents of downtown Zagreb whose homes suffered from the Sunday earthquake would be accommodated in the student dormitory Cvjetno naselje.

"There are more than 20 statics engineers on the scene at the moment who will expertly evaluate which buildings can still be used and which will require remediation," said Bozinovic.

He added that, according to initial estimates, about 1,000 people could not get into their homes due to damage. If there are no new earthquakes, no additional accommodations will be needed.

"The capacity of the dormitory is 1800 places, so unless there are new waves of earthquakes, we hope that we will not need to mobilize additional facilities," Bozinovic said.

Source: Dnevnik.hr

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Sunday, 22 March 2020

COVID-19 in Croatia, Zagreb Earthquake Morning Press Conference Update, March 22, 2020

UPDATE IN TODAY'S FULL OVERVIEW HERE

 

March 22, 2020 - The latest news about the spread of COVID-19 in Croatia, as well as the Zagreb earthquake from the morning press conference. 

Yesterday's rolling update of the coronavirus in Croatia was fully updated late last night. You can see the full day's events here.

There are two recommended maps to follow. The first is the official government one on the Koronavirus.hr website.

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This is broken down by country in terms of numbers, and Health Minister Vili Beros has announced 29 new cases overnight, bringing the number to 235, of which 5 have recovered. The locations of the new cases will be made available later today.

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The other is by Index, which breaks everything down by destination. Of the two, in general, I find Index is updated quicker. Index reports one death, while the government site reports none. The reason for this difference is the death of a restaurant owner in Istria which was announced as coronavirus, is still being confirmed by official sources before going on the official website. It has been counted in the global numbers by respected sources.

11:52: The Office of Emergency Management has organized meals for all citizens who cannot return to their homes.

Meals will be available after 1 pm at the following locations:

- Zrinjevac
- Mazuranic Square
- Dr. Franjo Tudjman Square

Teams of construction experts are evaluating the damage to buildings by priority, and after inspections will mark buildings visibly. Please note that construction professionals are working specifically to assess post-earthquake damage.

"Please, strictly obey the markings and do not risk entering the building!"

11:35: Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic urged residents who live in buildings with reinforced concrete structures to return to their homes after the earthquakes this morning. They will decide how to care for those whose buildings are unsafe.

"Eighty percent of Zagreb residents live in structures that have reinforced concrete structures, and I ask them to return to their homes. There would have to be a double earthquake to demolish these buildings. That has never happened in history," Bandic said.

11:23: The Parliament building has been heavily damaged. No one can go inside without the permission of the relevant services.

11:17: The National Civil Protection Headquarters has decided to limit the opening hours of stores operating from Sunday, March 22, from 8am to 5pm.

11:04: City of Zagreb firefighters recorded 35 interventions involving 161 firefighters. These were fires that were successfully extinguished, and firefighters continue to participate in technical interventions that include rescuing people who are trapped in collapsed buildings and elevators, and removing chimneys and other objects that endanger citizens' lives. There are 57 volunteer fire companies in the City of Zagreb on alert, and the commander-in-chief of the fire department issued an order for firefighters from the Zagreb County Fire Department to be on standby.

10:58: "We met with seismologists to see the situation and to determine the course of action. I appeal for citizens to be calm and keep composure. Twice a day you will receive information from the National Headquarters," said Minister Radman.

He condemned the spread of panic and inaccuracy about new major earthquakes. "Listen to the instructions!" 

10:55: Franjo Tudjman Airport reported:

"We would like to inform you that, in these unexpected circumstances, all of Franjo Tudjman's airport duty staff responded in accordance with procedures, taking into account that safety and security of passengers were a priority and evacuated passengers from the passenger terminal at the time of the earthquake. It has been determined that there is no damage to the building itself or to the runway and other maneuvering areas. After operating systems are set up, we expect to have traffic established after 10:30 am, as scheduled," they said.

10:50: 3 more cases of COVID-19 virus have been reported in Split-Dalmatia County, which now makes the total number of 10 patients. They all feel good and are in stable condition. All contacts of newcomers are put into self-isolation and processed.

There are 56 persons quarantined: 32 of whom are Croatian nationals and 24 are foreign nationals.
The number of people in self-isolation is increasing due to the contacts of diseased persons who also have a measure of self-isolation.

10:45: The Coronavirus is more of a challenge than the earthquake, according to the crisis headquarters, said Interior Minister and Head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters Davor Bozinovic.

"On behalf of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, I can guarantee that we will continue communication as we have hitherto, and in the crisis with the coronavirus, which is still ongoing and which in our estimations is a bigger challenge, and in this one with the earthquake," Bozinovic said.

10:36: In Istria, three more people have been infected with coronavirus and 26 patients are currently hospitalized at the Pula hospital, the County Civil Protection Headquarters announced today. Of the 18 samples taken on Saturday from a sample of persons from the Istria County who were sent to the Infectious Diseases Clinic "Dr. Fran Mihaljević", three were positive for coronavirus.

10:35: An aftershock felt at 10:13 was magnitude 3.3. It was felt most strongly in the eastern part of the city.

10:30: A total of 11 people have contracted coronavirus disease in Karlovac County, three newly diagnosed people have been in contact since before and the epidemiological processing of their contacts is underway.

"For now, we have no information that anyone is developing a more severe clinical picture," said epidemiologist Biserka Hranilovic.

10:27: The director of the Croatian Emergency Medicine Institute, Maja Grba-Bujevic, appealed to citizens who took to the streets this morning for the Zagreb earthquake, to dress appropriately and keep themselves out of the cold and to keep distance from each other to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

10:25: A strong earthquake hit twice Sunday in the Krapina-Zagorje County area, with the largest property damage reported in the municipalities of Gornja Stubica and Donja Stubica, said Mayor Zeljko Kolar.

"According to the information provided by the Mayor of Donja Stubica, we have two houses that have suffered and the families will have to move. There are four in Gornja Stubica for now," Kolar said.

10:23: The European Commission said on Sunday it is monitoring the situation in Croatia after the Zagreb earthquake and is ready to help.

"We are closely monitoring the situation on the ground in Croatia after the earthquake in Zagreb.

"Our Emergency Response Coordination Center is in contact with the Croatian authorities. We are ready to help," said Crisis Commissioner Janez Lenarcic.

10:06: The quake has no effect on the coronavirus, said Interior Minister and Head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters Davor Bozinovic, urging citizens to keep a distance. The minister urged citizens who came out after the earthquake to keep a distance of at least three meters to prevent the spread of coronaviruses.

10:05: The army took to the streets.

"They are all in operation. I gave the order to bring in the Croatian Armed Forces, we are available to assist the city of Zagreb. Our task is, as part of the homeland security, to help our citizens when it is most difficult," said the Ministry of Defense.

10:01: “The most important thing at this point is to listen to the Government and the Headquarters. Listen to the news of those in charge. They exist because of situations like this, you can ignore everything else," President Zoran Milanovic said.

"The quake was 5.5 magnitude, the strongest in the last 140 years," said Prime Minister Plenkovic.

"There is a lot of damage. We urge citizens to exercise caution. We recommend that you stay in front of the buildings for the time being," Plenkovic said. You can read the full press conference here.

10:00: A15-year-old child is in critical condition.

Goran Roic, the director of the Klaiceva Children's Hospital, said on Sunday that the 15-year-old is in a very critical condition and is undergoing additional diagnostics.

"The child is very, very critical, but we are still doing further and doing everything we can," Roic told N1.

09:53: The Zagreb Office for Emergency Situations has urged citizens not to enter damaged buildings following three earthquakes in the capital on Sunday morning. 

"After the earthquakes in Zagreb this morning, we are informing citizens not to enter the damaged buildings. Teams of construction experts are coming to the scene, who will prioritize damage assessment of buildings and mark buildings according to the assessment. The priority is hospitals and later all other buildings. 

In addition, teams of construction workers have been hired to clean roads and corridors,” they reported.

"There is also a Special Search and Rescue Civil Protection Unit on the ground, and it is starting to work. All general-purpose Civil Protection units are invited to report to their assembly sites and take on tasks.

NO Krško is not damaged and the electricity supply is normalized and the failures are not large. Unfortunately, we cannot know when and what the subsequent earthquakes will be, but according to seismologists, they should not be stronger than the first earthquake.

We ask all citizens to remain calm and follow the notices of official sources. We ask all citizens to respect the coronavirus-related social distance recommendations in this situation as well," they said.

09:43 The Civil Protection again urged citizens to keep the necessary clearance even in these extraordinary conditions to prevent the spread of coronaviruses.

"We know you are scared, you feel fear and discomfort. Despite the intense emotions and fear that has arisen, we urge you to keep the required gap in these extraordinary conditions," the Civil Protection Directorate announced.

09:39: There was another earthquake, this time of 3.0 magnitude.

09:38: Contrary to initial reports that a 15-year-old child was the first victim of an earthquake in Zagreb, the child has apparently been resuscitated and is fighting for his life 

09:33: Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic told citizens of Zagreb this morning to keep their distance.

"I repeat, keep your distance. Do not cluster. We are dealing with two serious crises in parallel, an earthquake and an epidemic. There are protocols when it comes to earthquakes, but when it comes to an earthquake and an epidemic, it is a more complicated situation, we have to make the right decisions for the benefit of all of us,"  Bozinovic said.

For the latest update from the official government website for COVID-19 in Croatia, click here (Croatian language only, Google Translate is your friend).

We will have more in our comprehensive daily update later. For the latest news on COVID-19 in Croatia, follow the dedicated TCN section

For the latest TCN coverage of the Zagreb earthquake, follow the dedicated TCN section

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Warning to Zagreb Citizens After Sunday Earthquakes: Do Not Enter Damaged Buildings

March 22, 2020 - The Zagreb Office for Emergency Situations has urged citizens not to enter damaged buildings following three earthquakes in the capital on Sunday morning. 

We transmit their statement in full from Index.hr:

"After the earthquakes in Zagreb this morning, we are informing citizens not to enter the damaged buildings. Teams of construction experts are coming to the scene, who will prioritize damage assessment of buildings and mark buildings according to the assessment. The priority is hospitals and later all other buildings. 

In addition, teams of construction workers have been hired to clean roads and corridors,” they reported.

"There is also a Special Search and Rescue Civil Protection Unit on the ground, and it is starting to work. All general-purpose Civil Protection units are invited to report to their assembly sites and take on tasks.

NO Krško is not damaged and the electricity supply is normalized and the failures are not large. Unfortunately, we cannot know when and what the subsequent earthquakes will be, but according to seismologists, they should not be stronger than the first earthquake.

We ask all citizens to remain calm and follow the notices of official sources. We ask all citizens to respect the coronavirus-related social distance recommendations in this situation as well," they said.

An extraordinary Government session was held, attended by the President, reports Dalmatinski Portal.

“The message to citizens is to listen to news and information only from those in charge, which is the Civil Protection Headquarters at the moment. You can ignore anything you hear from the public,” said President Zoran Milanovic.

“According to the Seismological Service, the earthquake was 5.5. It is the strongest earthquake in Zagreb in the last 140 years. In 1880 it was stronger.

It is evident that there is plenty of damage to buildings, exterior and interior. We urge all citizens to exercise caution. At this point, we will recommend that most fellow citizens be outside their buildings even though it is cold. There is no need to panic and go to gas stations. Keep distance as recommended by the Civil Protection Headquarters. We have two contradictory crises.

We will centralize all activities of the Civil Protection Headquarters and the Government will manage this crisis as well. I ask the citizens to listen to the instructions of the Headquarters, which will be available for both crises twice a day.

The Croatian Army and all Zagreb city services have been engaged in repairing the damage. We will endeavor to repair the roads as soon as possible.”

“We will have a particular focus on healthcare facilities because we want patients to have all the proper care they need. We have information about one child who was seriously injured who is at the Klaiceva hospital,” said Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.

"When and if a major earthquake will occur cannot be predicted. And if it does, the gaps cannot be predicted. A stronger one can happen quickly or in 20 days. The experts cannot predict and give a solution. The fact is that after such a large earthquake, subsequent earthquakes happen," said Ines Ivancic, head of the Seismological Service.

It is a priority now to consider the structural safety of the buildings. It was agreed that patients should be returned to stable buildings to provide them with adequate health care. We have information about one patient who is severely injured in her spine, with neurosurgery expected. We cannot predict the final outcome," said Health Minister Vili Beros.

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Sunday, 22 March 2020

PHOTO: Hajduk Split Stands with Zagreb in Wake of Earthquakes

March 22, 2020 - A 5.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Zagreb this morning, which was followed by a second just 30 minutes later. 

Not even 24 hours after the Croatian capital was shut down and residents asked to stay indoors due to the developing coronavirus crisis in the country, the Croatian capital awoke to yet another scare - a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. 

The first earthquake hit at 6:24 am, which was followed by another of 5.0 magnitude 9 kilometers north of the capital. 

The photos that emerged were catastrophic. Rubble spilled onto the streets, blocks of cement crashed into cars, bedroom walls cracked, roofs destroyed, and perhaps one of the most shocking scenes came from the University Hospital Centre, where nurses evacuated with newborn babies in hand. 

Damage to property in the city center is inconceivable, and many parts of the city are without electricity or water. 

A challenging 24 hours in Zagreb, indeed, though it has once again proved that Croatian solidarity prevails. 

Hajduk Split, the eternal rival of Dinamo Zagreb, sent a message to the capital this morning in the wake of the earthquake news. 

“Hang in there, Zagreb” reads the caption, posted with a photo showing one of the damaged spires on top of the Zagreb Cathedral.

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition following the collapse of the building at Djordjiceva 13 due too the earthquakes.

TCN reported three initial earthquakes, all a few kilometers north of Zagreb. The first had a magnitude of 5.3 at 06:24, the second 5.0 at 07:01, and a third at 07:41, measuring 3.7. We are also hearing of another small earthquake at 09:07, although this has to be confirmed. Follow this official global earthquake monitoring website for the latest.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Croatia Earthquake March 2020 Zagreb: 1 Child Critical, Damage Updates (VIDEOS)

March 22, 2020 - A Croatia earthquake March 2020 Zagreb update with the latest information, photos and videos.

As previously reported on TCN, the city of Zagreb was rocked by a series of earthquakes this morning, three in all, which has caused considerable damage in the Croatian capital at a time when its citizens were already dealing with the coronavirus emergency. Follow the live updates by Index.hr transmitted below:

12:00: You can find the latest on the Coronavirus crisis in Croatia and the Zagreb earthquake with our press conference update.

11:52: The Office of Emergency Management has organized meals for all citizens who cannot return to their homes.

Meals will be available after 1 pm at the following locations:

- Zrinjevac
- Mazuranic Square
- Dr. Franjo Tudjman Square

Teams of construction experts are evaluating the damage to buildings by priority, and after inspections will mark buildings visibly. Please note that construction professionals are working specifically to assess post-earthquake damage.

"Please, strictly obey the markings and do not risk entering the building!"

11:35: Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic urged residents who live in buildings with reinforced concrete structures to return to their homes after the earthquakes this morning. They will decide how to care for those whose buildings are unsafe.

"Eighty percent of Zagreb residents live in structures that have reinforced concrete structures, and I ask them to return to their homes. There would have to be a double earthquake to demolish these buildings. That has never happened in history," Bandic said.

11:23: The Parliament building has been heavily damaged. No one can go inside without the permission of the relevant services.

11:04: City of Zagreb firefighters recorded 35 interventions involving 161 firefighters. These were fires that were successfully extinguished, and firefighters continue to participate in technical interventions that include rescuing people who are trapped in collapsed buildings and elevators, and removing chimneys and other objects that endanger citizens' lives. There are 57 volunteer fire companies in the City of Zagreb on alert, and the commander-in-chief of the fire department issued an order for firefighters from the Zagreb County Fire Department to be on standby.

10:58: "We met with seismologists to see the situation and to determine the course of action. I appeal for citizens to be calm and keep composure. Twice a day you will receive information from the National Headquarters," said Minister Radman.

He condemned the spread of panic and inaccuracy about new major earthquakes. "Listen to the instructions!" 

10:55: Franjo Tudjman Airport reported:

"We would like to inform you that, in these unexpected circumstances, all of Franjo Tudjman's airport duty staff responded in accordance with procedures, taking into account that safety and security of passengers were a priority and evacuated passengers from the passenger terminal at the time of the earthquake. It has been determined that there is no damage to the building itself or to the runway and other maneuvering areas. After operating systems are set up, we expect to have traffic established after 10:30 am, as scheduled," they said.

10:35: An aftershock felt at 10:13 was magnitude 3.3. It was felt most strongly in the eastern part of the city.

10:25: A strong earthquake hit twice on Sunday in the Krapina-Zagorje County area, with the largest property damage reported in the municipalities of Gornja Stubica and Donja Stubica, said Mayor Zeljko Kolar.

"According to the information provided by the Mayor of Donja Stubica, we have two houses that have suffered and the families will have to move. There are four in Gornja Stubica for now," Kolar said.

10:23: The European Commission said on Sunday it is monitoring the situation in Croatia after the Zagreb earthquake and is ready to help.

"We are closely monitoring the situation on the ground in Croatia after the earthquake in Zagreb.

"Our Emergency Response Coordination Center is in contact with the Croatian authorities. We are ready to help," said Crisis Commissioner Janez Lenarcic.

10:05: The army took to the streets.

"They are all in operation. I gave the order to bring in the Croatian Armed Forces, we are available to assist the city of Zagreb. Our task is, as part of the homeland security, to help our citizens when it is most difficult," said the Ministry of Defense.

10:01: “The most important thing at this point is to listen to the Government and the Headquarters. Listen to the news of those in charge. They exist because of situations like this, you can ignore everything else," President Zoran Milanovic said.

"The quake was 5.5 magnitude, the strongest in the last 140 years," said Prime Minister Plenkovic.

"There is a lot of damage. We urge citizens to exercise caution. We recommend that you stay in front of the buildings for the time being," Plenkovic said. You can read the full press conference here.

10:00: A 15-year-old child is still in critical condition.

Goran Roic, the director of the Clinic for Children's Diseases, said on Sunday that the 15-year-old is in very critical condition and is undergoing additional diagnostics.

"The child is very, very critical, but we are doing everything we can," Roic told N1.

09:53: The Zagreb Office for Emergency Situations has urged citizens not to enter damaged buildings following three earthquakes in the capital on Sunday morning. 

"After the earthquakes in Zagreb this morning, we are informing citizens not to enter the damaged buildings. Teams of construction experts are coming to the scene, who will prioritize damage assessment of buildings and mark buildings according to the assessment. The priority is hospitals and later all other buildings. 

In addition, teams of construction workers have been hired to clean roads and corridors,” they reported.

"There is also a Special Search and Rescue Civil Protection Unit on the ground, and it is starting to work. All general-purpose Civil Protection units are invited to report to their assembly sites and take on tasks.

NO Krško is not damaged and the electricity supply is normalized and the failures are not large. Unfortunately, we cannot know when and what the subsequent earthquakes will be, but according to seismologists, they should not be stronger than the first earthquake.

We ask all citizens to remain calm and follow the notices of official sources. We ask all citizens to respect the coronavirus-related social distance recommendations in this situation as well," they said.

09:39: There was another earthquake, this time of 3.0 magnitude.

09:38: Contrary to initial reports that a 15-year-old child was the first victim of an earthquake in Zagreb, the child has apparently been resuscitated and is fighting for life

Index had initially reported breaking news that the 15-year-old boy died due to the earthquakes. Hina had confirmed that the child died at the Zagreb Institute of Emergency Medicine, having been transported there by ambulance following the collapse of the building at Djordjiceva 13.

There were three initial earthquakes, all a few kilometres north of Zagreb. The first had a magnitude of 5.3 at 06:24, the second 5.0 at 07:01, and a third at 07:41, measuring 3.7. There were two further quakes, both 3.0, 6km north of Zagreb at 09:04 and 09:10. Follow this official global earthquake monitoring website for the latest.

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Perhaps the biggest symbol of the physical devastation is Zagreb Cathedral, which has lost part of one of its iconic towers.

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The Zagreb earthquake today comes at a critical time for Croatia, as it battles to stop the COVID-19 catastrophe currently happening in Italy. The Croatian authorities have imposed strict new rules, and Zagreb residents were advised to stay indoors and off the streets, public transport was largely cut, and efforts were being stepped up to enforce the required social distancing. 

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And then, this. One of the most most worrying aspects of these earthquakes is the fallout from the hospital at Rebro, which was also damaged. 

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What to do? Where to run? One of the scenes of confusion and fear in the immediate aftermath. Heartbreaking. 

We will follow the developments of the earthquake live here on this article. 

Our thoughts are with you, Zagreb. 

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Zagreb Earthquake Rocks Croatian Capital in the Early Hours

AN ADDITIONAL UPDATE TO THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED AT 09:30

March 22, 2020 - And now a Zagreb earthquake. The day after the Croatian capital was effectively shut down, residents were woken by a 5.3 earthquake at 06:24.

This is a developing story - more updates soon. 

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Residents of Zagreb were rocked by an earthquake at 06:24 this morning, whose epicentre was 7 km north of the city.

Initial reports suggest that there has been damage to buildings in the city, as the lead photo from Index would suggest - we will bring you more as soon as we have it. 

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It has been a challenging 24 hours for the citizens of the Croatian capital. The day before the Zagreb earthquake, strict new measures came into effect to combat the coronavirus threat. You can learn more about these changes here

Updates:

TCN writer Forrest Stilin sent us these two photos, showing he had a lucky escape as a chandelier fell on his bed.

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And damage to the building is clear to see.

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07:03 - A SECOND earthquake has hit, 9km north of Zagreb, magnitude 5.0.

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One of the spires of Zagreb Cathedral has been damaged. 

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With thanks to Dario Luketa for the photos below.

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 Rebro - children's ward.

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Zagreb in History: 1880 Earthquake

The biggest earthquake in Zagreb's history took place on this day 137 years ago.

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