The star marks the epicenter of a strong earthquake that rattled Croatia on Sunday morning, local time. (USGS)
A strong earthquake rattled Zagreb on Sunday morning, local time, and images emerging from the Croatian capital show debris littering the streets.
The temblor, which struck 5.7 miles (9.2 km) to the north of Zagreb and had a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), was rated a magnitude-5.4, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
There has been at least one strong aftershock thus far with a magnitude of 4.6.
Zagreb hit by 5.3 magnitude earthquake ~30 minutes ago just as full lockdown started. Now everyone’s outside grouped in front of their buildings. This won’t help. pic.twitter.com/QPzAIqUSkM
— Filip Radelic (@fichek) March 22, 2020
People across the capital shared images on Twitter of debris from damaged buildings littering the streets. Vehicles were also seen nearly completely crumpled.
There have been no immediate reports of injuries or casualties.
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Prior to the earthquake, a lockdown was put in place in Zabreb and elsewhere across Croatia to combat the spread of coronavirus.
“Now everyone’s outside grouped in front of their buildings. This won’t help,” wrote one person on Twitter after the earthquake struck.
For cleanup and recovery efforts in the coming days, AccuWeather meteorologists expect a storm to move into the area with snow by Tuesday.