Small Earthquake in Croatia Today: Magnitude 5.2 quake on Richter scale shakes Zagreb; temblor epicentre Petrinja - aftershock at 4.9

Small Earthquake in Croatia Today: Magnitude 5.2 quake on Richter scale shakes Zagreb; temblor epicentre Petrinja - aftershock at 4.9


SAN FRANCISCO  — A small earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude rattled the north end of the Gabilan Mountain Range near the town of San Juan Bautista Sunday morning, the USGS reported.

The quake struck shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday about 2 miles underground at an epicenter roughly 10 miles west of Hollister, close to the San Andreas Fault.

Earthquake in Croatia Today: A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit central Croatia on Monday with an epicentre some 50 kilometres southeast of the capital Zagreb, Croatian state television reported, citing data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The Earthquake, which hit Croatia at 0528 GMT was also felt in the capital, Zagreb. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. "We have no such reports yet but it is possible that such an earthquake could cause material damage in the epicentre area, which was in the vicinity of the town of Petrinja," seismologist Kresimir Kuk told state radio.

The earthquake was followed by an aftershock registering 4.9 magnitude at 0649 GMT, according to the EMSC data.

Bozidar Skrinjaric, head of the Pokupsko municipality, an area near the epicentre of the earthquake with some 3,000 inhabitants, said people ran into the streets in panic when the quakes hit.

"No building collapsed, but the people said they saw some cracks in the buildings and damaged tiles," he said.

In March, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 hit Zagreb causing one death and injuring 27 people.

Earlier Sunday, a magnitude 3.9 quake struck the Sierra foothills about 14 miles from Chico. That quake was felt as far away as Sacramento.

About 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada.