OYOGist.com has learned that a strong earthquake has shaken Croatia and its capital, causing widespread damage and panic.
The European seismological agency, EMSC, said the earthquake measured 5.3 and struck a wide area north of the capital, Zagreb, at 6:23 a.m. (05:23 GMT) Sunday.
At least two other tremors were recorded later. The epicenter was 7 kilometers (4 miles) north of Zagreb at the depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).
Power was briefly cut as people ran out of their homes and alarms sounded. Several fires were also reported.
Witnesses say several buildings have cracked walls and rooftops have been damaged. Downtown streets were littered with debris.