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Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes Zagreb

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    senko
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    We were woken up by the quake, the feeling was like you're on a small boat in a rough sea, totally stunned - not something we ever experienced in this part of the world. City center (old...

    We were woken up by the quake, the feeling was like you're on a small boat in a rough sea, totally stunned - not something we ever experienced in this part of the world.

    City center (old buildings, nearer the quake epicenter) got hit really hard, miraculously no fatalities reported yet (one kid reanimated and critical). Civil engineers are going through buildings and assessing stability.

    Everyone got out for an hour or so, promoting civvil defence / police to plead to keep distance due to coronavirus (we're basically under lockdown). Many patients from hospitals (majority of which are in old buildings in the center) were out in nightgowns, including mothers with newborns. The military and local football club fans (BBB) are helping clothe, move, feed and warm them.

    Net went down a few times, phone service was spotty a few minutes after the main wave.

    Things are slowly going back to "normal", with people venting fears and anxiety through funny memes (black humour being the main entertainment lately).

    Thinking how incredibly lucky we've been, both in the quake aftermath and so far with corona (1 fatality, ~240 reported infected), I realize I see a faint glimpse of horrors faced by people where it's far, far worse.

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    1. Grzmot
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      I feel like that's a global thing right now. What is wrong with this year...

      black humour being the main entertainment lately

      I feel like that's a global thing right now. What is wrong with this year...

    2. kemosabe
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      It was incredibly tame for us out in the western suburbs (Špansko). Nothing got knocked off any shelves, no building damage. Just a really rude wake-up on a Sunday morning. And seeing everyone out...

      It was incredibly tame for us out in the western suburbs (Špansko). Nothing got knocked off any shelves, no building damage. Just a really rude wake-up on a Sunday morning. And seeing everyone out walking their dogs at 7am was just surreal.