Moderate earthquake hits Croatia, damage reported

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A moderate earthquake hit central Croatia near its capital of Zagreb early yesterday, triggering panic and damaging some buildings in towns south of the city.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Croatia’s seismologists said the magnitude of the quake that struck around 6.30am was 5.0, with the epicentre near the towns of Petrinja and Sisak 50 kilometres south of the capital.

Several smaller tremors were felt after the initial one.

The quake was also felt in Zagreb, waking up people and sending them fleeing into the streets. Security cameras showed parked cars shaking for several seconds, triggering their alarms.