Croatia has reported a massive earthquake within the country. The earthquake hit the nations capital Zagreb on Sunday march 23, forcing people out of Coronavirus induced self-isolation.
The earthquake caused severe damages to the city including the city’s cathedral. Hospitals also had to be evacuate.
The most affected area was four miles north of Zagreb at a depth of six miles, and the 5.3-magnitude.
Some smaller tremors followed afterwards. Several buildings in the capital cracked and walls and rooftops and other structures have been
Streets were packed with debris. Parked cars were also destroyed with concrete slabs and chimneys blocked off building entrances.
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The earthquake is the biggest in Zagreb in the last 140 years said the prime minister, Andrej Plenković.
Croatia has had 235 confirmed cases of Coronavirus to date. Croatians have are to avoid public areas such as parks and public squares. This is in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly virus.
On Sunday Plenković urged people to remain calm and stay outside their homes even as they deal with both crisis. “We have two parallel crises that contradict each other,” the prime minister said after an emergency meeting with top officials.
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