Strong Earthquake Damages Buildings in Zagreb, Croatia

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit Croatia’s capital Zagreb on Sunday, March 22, damaging buildings and leaving a teenager in a critical condition, local media reported.

The quake, which happened at 6 am local time, was the strongest in the city in 140 years, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said.

The quake occurred as the country remained under a partial lockdown in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Officials urged people to maintain social distancing as they dealt with the aftermath of the quake. Credit: Df Tram via Storyful