Croatia: Biggest Earthquake hits Zagreb, first in 140 Years Amidst Lockdown
March 23 , 2020
A strong earthquake hits Croatian capital Zagreb amidst lockdown in the state. The hit was so intense that it brought the majority of the population on to the streets; breaking the social distancing regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The earthquake struck the state around 6 am (local time) on Sunday, which has caused widespread damage and evacuations of hospitals. The epicentre is identified to be four miles north of Zagreb at a depth of six miles, 5.3 magnitudes, followed by several smaller tremors. The Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, said that the earthquake was the biggest in the last 140 years the country.