Earthquake Hit Zagreb Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

A powerful earthquake rocked Croatia at 6:24am local time on Sunday morning just seven kilometres north of the capital, Zagreb, said the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, EMSC.

Many buildings were damaged, with walls and rooftops cracking. Dozens were injured, with a 15-year-old suffering life-threatening injuries.

The Army has arrived in the city and is working on clearing the rubble.

The earthquake hit Croatia amid a partial lockdown in the capital imposed last week to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

People walk past rubbles lying on a street after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that hit near Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

Rubbles lying on Zagreb's main square after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that hit near Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

A firefighter walks past rubbles lying on a street after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that hit near Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

Rubbles lying on a street after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that hit near Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

People, some wearing face masks, take shelter in the streets following an earthquake in Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

Residents take shelter in a park following an earthquake in Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

Residents take shelter in a park following an earthquake in Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

General view of the damage in the streets following an earthquake in Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

Residents take shelter in the streets following an earthquake in Zagreb. Photo: EPA-EFE/ANTONIO BAT.

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