Recently, Croatia had a hard time facing the trouble brought by a meteor on Friday. The space object affected the country immediately after it reached the atmosphere. It left a trace of thick smoke behind, and fragments discharged from Istria to Zagreb and the border with Slovenia, according to 24sata.
The event troubled the country as it never encountered such a dangerous cosmic feature before. People got also scared very much, but fortunately, there is no one injured or harmed in any way, as Vecenrji.hr reported.
Meteor Explosion Over the Croatian Territory
People from Zagreb felt at 10.30 a serious noise and tremors. That’s when the meteor reached the atmosphere. As a tremor similar to an earthquake was experienced, everyone believed something like that it’s happening.
The European Seismological Center (EMSC) confirmed and announced on their official Twitter page that it was most likely an earthquake. Later, researchers from the Insitute told Vecernji List that it wasn’t what they thought initially to be. It is, in fact, a breaking of the sound wall, while Many Croatian media reported.
Seismic Mapping of Croatia
Croatia and its close area are divided into 17 seismic origin territories, regarding available geological and seismological data. During the period from 2006 to 2016, Croatia encountered a total of 36,733 earthquakes and only 37 occurring in which the magnitude was from 4.0 to 4.9. The coastal part of the country was always considered the most active because it is confined to two seismically distinguished places.
The seismicity in the continental area of Croatia was low-to-moderate, with recorded earthquakes of magnitude lower than 4.1. Seismically, the country doesn’t represent an issue. The recent event, however, could have brought real troubles to the Croatian grounds. The tremblings and other movements could have influenced an earthquake to resurface. Luckily, the meteor explosion hasn’t done too much of a harm.