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88% of all damaged Zagreb homes can be returned to

88% of all damaged Zagreb homes can be returned to

Engineers have said that 88% of all homes damaged in Sunday's earthquake and then surveyed by them will be fine to return to. The structural engineers have been working on behalf of the City of Zagreb and have so far examined about 2,000 buildings. Up until now, they have released assessments for just over 1000 of these. Some buildings developed cracks in their plaster and walls following the earthquake and it is therefore necessary for them to be judged as habitable or not. The good news is that the vast majority of all damaged residential buildings so far assessed can be returned to by the people who live there. Unfortunately, this also means that 12% of the buildings so far judged cannot again be used as residencies in their present condition. Zagreb's centre holds many older dwellings and some of these were among the worst damaged. Fortunately, most people in the city live in reinforced concrete buildings which are constructed in order to withstand seismic activity of this kind.

Tap water is fine to drink following the earthquake

Tap water is fine to drink following the earthquake

Tests have confirmed that the water supply for the City of Zagreb, the City of Samobor, the City of Sveti Nedelja and the municipality of Stupnik are all perfectly fine to drink following Sunday's earthquake and its aftershocks. The cleanliness and purity of water supply is often at risk following seismic activity as the tremors can split and dislodge pipes. However, tests conducted by the City of Zagreb's water quality and supply authorities, in conjunction with the Dr. Andrija Štampar Public Health Teaching Institute and the Institute for Public Health of Zagreb County, confirm that the supplied water is well within the prescribed conditions of quality dictated by law. Time to put the coffee on!

Protect your family and mental health - stop reading negative news

Protect your family and mental health - stop reading negative news

On Tuesday 24 March, the city of Zagreb awoke to another seismic tremor. Having experienced a significant 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Sunday, which tragically lead to the death of one city resident, many, much smaller aftershocks followed. Today's tremor then should perhaps have come as little surprise. Responding residents, checking on the city streets from behind their curtains, may have been more surprised by the thin blanket of snow which lay on the ground. But not much more surprised. After all, it had also snowed a little after Sunday's earthquake and snow in March is not uncommon. Certainly, there was no surprise to be found in the response to the happenings of the morning. 'Another earthquake!' screamed some sections of the press and others on social media. 'And don't forget the snow!', 'How can this be happening all at once?', 'What is going on with mother earth?' Prince 'Sometimes it snows in April' (1986)Since Sunday, there have been over 70 minor seismic events in the region. And, almost each has been followed by a fanfare of hyperbolic media announcements. News outlets have been racing to get those clicks. The by-product of this behaviour has been to scare the living daylights out of a population already living under the very real threat of Coronavirus. In these testing times, the merchants of doom are in full swing. And they are not helping anybody. 'The probability of a stronger earthquake happening here, something the magni

Belgrade shows solidarity with earthquake-hit Zagreb

Belgrade shows solidarity with earthquake-hit Zagreb

Although all cities and countries in southeast Europe are battling their own problems with the spread of Coronavirus, hundreds of people in the Serbian capital of Belgrade came together this evening in a show of support for Zagreb. The Croatian capital is also on lock down because of the virus, but this morning suffered a serious earthquake which forced residents into the streets. #aplauz #coronavirus #blok38 #StayAtHome #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/oVlWQW4gvA — Ⓑoris Ⓣarana ツ (@taranezy) March 22, 2020 Belgrade Belgrade News of the earthquake was widely reported across the region and, in response, people organised a show of support at 8pm. From the balconies of Belgrade to the tower blocks of Zemun, even as far as Leskovac, applause rang out across the city streets in solidarity with Zagreb and with Serbia's healthcare workers. The message was simple; you are not alone. Belgrade Leskovac Zenica in Bosnia 'Rođen u Zagrebu' © Time Out  Banja Luka in the Republika Srpska part of Bosnia and Herzegovina © Time Out  Sarajevo in Bosnia

Large earthquake hits Zagreb

Large earthquake hits Zagreb

A large earthquake has hit the Croatian capital of Zagreb. People were awoken just before 06.30 on Sunday 22 March by violent tremors. Such was the force of the earthquake that many residents fled from their buildings, partially clothed, into the streets. © Domagoj Krajnovic Electricity in some parts of the city has temporarily been cut off. In the streets, small parts of buildings can be seen littering the ground. In some streets, so large were the pieces of masonry which fell that they destroyed cars. One of the spires on Zagreb's famous cathedral has been significantly damaged. The aftershocks were still being felt in the city more than an hour after the main earthquake.   Cars were destroyed by falling masonry, this one in Katančićeva, in the heart of the city centre © Time Out Croatia   The earthquake measured almost 6.0 on the Richter scale and could also be felt across much of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Austria and, significantly, nearby Slovenia. The epicentre of the quake was located less than eight kilometres north east of the city centre. Early reports suggest that, sadly, there appears to have been at least one loss of life. This is the largest earthquake to have hit the region in living memory. © Time Out Croatia © Time Out Croatia

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