Friday, July 20, 2007

Croatia Online - News

Ferry News
Eagle eyed readers, who looked at Sunday's posting on chilling out, may have noticed the timetable and ferry for the service that operates between Okrug, on Čiovo island, and Trogir. It's a summer only service but the trips are regular and it's a much more pleasant way to travel. The alternative is the traffic jams over the bridge. Okrug is probably the most developed of the tourism destinations on Čiovo, with a great beach, some good restaurants and regular nightly entertainment. You can read plenty about Trogir in earlier postings. For ferries between Trogir, Slatine (also on Čiovo island) and Split, here's the direct link to our earlier posting -
Click on the photo to get an enlarged version and read off the ferry times from Trogir.
Weather News
Hot, hot, hot! It's exceptionally warm at the moment with not a lot of breeze. However it's not muggy and the evenings do bring some relief. According to the forecast it's due to cool down a little next week. On the plus side, the sea is still crystal clear and refreshing, and the evenings are a great time to go to the beach.
Zadar Earthquake
As luck would have it, Croatia Online's editor was in Zadar on Wednesday when the earthquake happened. As a first experience, it was more complexing than worrying - trying to find a reason for a rumble of about 3 seconds in the middle of a fairly serious meeting. The epicentre was about 40 miles away, in Kornati, and it measured 4.7 on the Richter scale, but, as far as we understand, no serious damage was done. Visitors should not be put off by this news - earthquakes do happen here infrequently but there hasn't been one with any serious impact for a number of years.
More news next week - have a good weekend and enjoy your holidays.


Blogger Jane Cody said...

As an update to our experience of the earthquake on Wednesday, it appears that there has been another one today. Seismologists registered it at 3.3 on the Richer scale and the epicentre was between the islands of Kornat and Pasman, 37 kilometres from Zadar. No major damage was reported directly as a result of the quake, or is expected from the aftershock.

For those interested in the detail, here are some extracts from Richter's classification of earthquakes.

Minor 3.0-3.9 Often felt, but rarely causes damage. 49,000 per year (estimate)
Light 4.0-4.9 Noticeable shaking of indoor items, rattling noises. Significant damage unlikely. 6,200 per year (estimate)

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