M 5.4 in Croatia on 22 Mar 2020 05:24 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1211006
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.4M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 45.8972 , 15.9662
Event Date: 22 Mar 2020 05:24 UTC
22 Mar 2020 06:24 Local
Exposed Population: 280000 people in MMI VII
3250000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 22 Mar 2020 22:26 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.5 (Croatia)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Bosnia & Herzegovina= 4.5; Croatia= 3.1; Hungary= 2.1; Slovenia= 1.7; Austria= 1.4

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 1.2 1.2
us70008dx7 Scaled population (raster) 4.15  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.76  
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Croatia - Earthquake Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:02

  • An earthquake of 5.4 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in north Croatia on 22 March at 5.24 UTC (6.24 local time). The epicentre was in the Zagreb area, approximately 10 km north of downtown. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks, the largest of 4.6 M.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 56,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 864,000 to strong shaking.
  • Media report, as of 23 March, 17 injured people (one severely), around 70 damaged buildings, including the Zagreb cathedral tower and several power outages in the area. Some minor damage was sustained to buildings in nearby Karlovac.
  • Croatia activatied thefor mainly medical items, a field hospital and protective equipment. The (ERCC) remains in close contact with the Croatian civil protection authorities.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 420 | About casualties: 91 | Last hour: 0

U.S. Ambassador Donates His March Salary for Earthquake ReliefWed, 25 Mar 2020 16:53:00 +0100.

ZAGREB, March 25, 2020 - U.S. Ambassador in Zagreb Robert Kohorst on Wednesday said on his Twitter profile that he would follow the Prime Minister's example and donate his March salary for Zagreb's earthquake relief. "Given the challenge Cr
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ha donado más de medio millón de eurosWed, 25 Mar 2020 12:54:00 +0100.

Selección de Croacia donó 560 mil euros para lucha contra el Coronavirus | Fuente: Twitter. La Selección de Croacia ha donado 4,2 millones de kunas (560.000 euros) y ayudar a los afectados por el terremoto de Zagreb del pasado domingo. ",
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Armenian Ombudsman offers condolences to Croatian counterpart over Zag ... Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:43:00 +0100.

14:50, 25 March, 2020 YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS. Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan sent a condolence letter to Ombudsman of Croatia Lora Vidović over the earthquake that hit the capital city of Zagreb, the Armenian Ombudsma
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Armenia Ombudsman sends condolence telegram to Croatian counterpartWed, 25 Mar 2020 12:30:00 +0100.

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan has sent a telegram of condolence to Ombudsman of the Republic of Croatia Lora Vidovic on the occasion of the earthquake that took place in Zagreb. “I was deeply saddened by the news about the
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),