(Denis Lovrovic/AFP via Getty Images) According to Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, as reported by The Guardian, the earthquake on Sunday, March 22 was the strongest to affect the city in 140 years. The earthquake, which measured 5.5 on the Richter scale, was the strongest in 140 years to strike the Croatian capital. There are many important events that shaped Zagreb into what it is today, but one of the crucial events, the one that made most of the city look like it does today, was the Earthquake of 1880. The cathedral was rebuilt after it toppled in the 1880 earthquake. The structure had been rebuilt after it toppled in an earthquake in 1880.
Rubble is seen in the streets of downtown Zagreb on Sunday after an earthquake hit Croatia. Over the weekend, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The Zagreb Earthquake of November 9, 1880 On November 9, 1880 at 7:33 AM, the growing metropolis of Zagreb was rattled by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, the strongest one to hit the city to date. The cathedral was severely damaged in 1880 when a significant earthquake shook the city. The historic Zagreb Cathedral also suffered damage, with the top of one of the spires being broken off.
The biggest earthquake in Zagreb's history took place on this day 137 years ago. The epicenter was about four miles north of the city. The prime minister, Andrej Plenković, said the earthquake was the biggest in Zagreb in the last 140 years.