A strong earthquake shakes Croatia and causes damage in Zagreb


ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) – A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and scenes of panic. At first there was no data on victims.

The European seismological agency, EMSC, estimated the magnitude of the earthquake at 5.3 and noted that the earthquake had occurred in an area north of the capital, Zagreb, at 6:23 in the morning (0523 GMT).

The tremor damaged roofs and cracked the walls of several buildings, according to witnesses. The streets of the city center were strewn with rubble.

Later, at least one other tremor was detected.