Lawmakers at the Slovenian National assembly building had to evacuate after an earthquake in neighbouring Croatia shook the country on December 29.
A video of the incident, which is now making rounds on the internet, shows the exact moment the quake shook the building as one of the deputies was addressing the House. Lawmakers were seen leaving the chambers as the tremors continued to be felt.
Watch the video here:
Slovenian lawmakers had to evacuate the National Assembly during a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. The chamber experienced some damages from the earthquake, the second to recently hit the area. pic.twitter.com/ZmnkQCfKHN
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 30, 2020
According to local reports, though the walls and chimneys of the assembly building developed cracks, the main structure of the assembly did not suffer any critical damage.
Take a look at some reactions here:
That guy in the middle row was like swoosh!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— I’m just a girl, oh little old me… 🗳VOTE🗳 (@1desi_firangi) December 30, 2020
Wow, 13 seconds…. gives me chills.
— Maria Elena Aviles (@elenasodi59) December 30, 2020
What’s their Earthquake protocol?
— Lucky Napo (@LuckyNap) December 30, 2020
And not even a mention of Croatia, where the earthquake originated from and the damage it caused. Nice.
— Laura (@laurasspace_) December 30, 2020
What ever happen to duck under the table
— Israel Isreal 🦾 (@ISRealC1717) December 30, 2020
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, December 29, the second earthquake to rock the country in as many days.
Causing major damages to homes and other buildings, it is the country’s worst earthquake in 140 years — for the second time in 2020 — with the tremor killing at least seven people as per a Bloomberg report.