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Croatia hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake: EMSC

Croatia hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake: EMSC

Slovenia nuclear plant shut as precaution after Croatia earthquake: spokeswoman




A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Croatia on Tuesday, the USGS reported, tearing down buildings in the central town of Petrinja.

It is the largest earthquake so far to hit the country this year. It is several tens of km South of #Zagreb. Such an earthquake can generate significant damage at close epicentral distances. They were hit by an earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude esterday, and just now again they were hit by an earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude.





Buildings shook and collapsed into the streets below. Local media has reported significant damage to buildings following the tremor, thought to be the largest to have struck the country so far this year.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it measured 6.3 in magnitude, hitting 46 kilometers southeast of Zagreb.

Rescuers have flocked to the scene as reports emerged of at least one fatality so far, with local media claiming a mother is in shock having lost her son in the disaster.


Croatian outlet Jutarnji reported that 'half the city' has been destroyed as Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovi─ç, announced he was heading to the disaster zone.


And 300 soldiers have been dispatched to the epicentre in Petrinja, as the town's mayor confirmed there have been deaths.

Local Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said that a children’s kindergarten had collapsed in the tremor.

He said: "We are pulling people out of the car, we don't know because we have dead and wounded, I also heard that the kindergarten collapsed, but fortunately there were no children in the kindergarten, while the other children managed to save them."

Footage shared on social media shows buildings severely damaged by the disaster.

A clip posted online shows collapsed roofs and rubble strewn across a street as crowds gather to inspect the aftermath.

Petrinja has already been hard hit by an earthquake this week, with one rocking the town on Monday.

Regional N1 television showed footage today of the disaster aftermath, with a building collapsed and smashed into cars below.

The earthquake is understood to have been felt throughout the country and in neighbouring Serbia and Bosnia.

It misunderstood that the Krško nuclear power station has suspended operations as preventive measure after quake.

Local media in Croatia has reported ‘some injuries’ but the severity is yet unknown.

The Croatian Red Cross has dispatched rescuers to the scene, adding that it is a "very serious" situation.

They tweeted: "Strong earthquake again. The situation in Petrinja is very serious. The Red Crisis teams are on the field."



As this is the second earthquake in two days for the Croatian town, following a 5.2 tremor felt yesterday. A clip shared by the Red Cross showed a glimpse of the damage, with bricks and debris lining a road as volunteers come to the aid of a passerby.

Elsewhere officials in high-vis jackets can be seen inspecting the aftermath as rescuers frantically work to assess the damage.

The strength of the tremor was caught on film, as a clip has been shared online showing politicians interrupted by a shaking building. Several appear to flee the room as the earthquake takes hold.

Zagreb has since been left without electricity with trams stranded in the streets.

Slovenia nuclear plant shut as precaution after Croatia earthquake: spokeswoman




A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Croatia on Tuesday, the USGS reported, tearing down buildings in the central town of Petrinja.

It is the largest earthquake so far to hit the country this year. It is several tens of km South of #Zagreb. Such an earthquake can generate significant damage at close epicentral distances. They were hit by an earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude esterday, and just now again they were hit by an earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude.





Buildings shook and collapsed into the streets below. Local media has reported significant damage to buildings following the tremor, thought to be the largest to have struck the country so far this year.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it measured 6.3 in magnitude, hitting 46 kilometers southeast of Zagreb.

Rescuers have flocked to the scene as reports emerged of at least one fatality so far, with local media claiming a mother is in shock having lost her son in the disaster.


Croatian outlet Jutarnji reported that 'half the city' has been destroyed as Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovi─ç, announced he was heading to the disaster zone.


And 300 soldiers have been dispatched to the epicentre in Petrinja, as the town's mayor confirmed there have been deaths.

Local Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said that a children’s kindergarten had collapsed in the tremor.

He said: "We are pulling people out of the car, we don't know because we have dead and wounded, I also heard that the kindergarten collapsed, but fortunately there were no children in the kindergarten, while the other children managed to save them."

Footage shared on social media shows buildings severely damaged by the disaster.

A clip posted online shows collapsed roofs and rubble strewn across a street as crowds gather to inspect the aftermath.

Petrinja has already been hard hit by an earthquake this week, with one rocking the town on Monday.

Regional N1 television showed footage today of the disaster aftermath, with a building collapsed and smashed into cars below.

The earthquake is understood to have been felt throughout the country and in neighbouring Serbia and Bosnia.

It misunderstood that the Krško nuclear power station has suspended operations as preventive measure after quake.

Local media in Croatia has reported ‘some injuries’ but the severity is yet unknown.

The Croatian Red Cross has dispatched rescuers to the scene, adding that it is a "very serious" situation.

They tweeted: "Strong earthquake again. The situation in Petrinja is very serious. The Red Crisis teams are on the field."



As this is the second earthquake in two days for the Croatian town, following a 5.2 tremor felt yesterday. A clip shared by the Red Cross showed a glimpse of the damage, with bricks and debris lining a road as volunteers come to the aid of a passerby.

Elsewhere officials in high-vis jackets can be seen inspecting the aftermath as rescuers frantically work to assess the damage.

The strength of the tremor was caught on film, as a clip has been shared online showing politicians interrupted by a shaking building. Several appear to flee the room as the earthquake takes hold.

Zagreb has since been left without electricity with trams stranded in the streets.

COVID-19: Croatia, Austria confirm their first cases

COVID-19: Croatia, Austria confirm their first cases

Currently in the series of the confirmation of the COVID-19 spread outside China, Croatiia and Austria have separately confirmed the Coronavirus infection cases in their territories.

Austria  on Tuesday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus, a spokeswoman for the health authority in the province of Tyrol has said.

The infected individuals are two Italians who live in the province and were probably infected in Italy's Lombardy region, Tyrol governor Guenther Platter was quoted as saying by local media.

In Croatia, the authorities confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus infection in a patient hospitalised in the capital Zagreb, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has said.

"The patient is in the Zagreb clinic for infectious diseases. It is a younger person and has milder symptoms. He is in isolation and his condition is good at the moment," Plenkovic told a news conference.

Health Minister Vili Beros said that the patient had stayed in Milan from February 19 to 21.
Currently in the series of the confirmation of the COVID-19 spread outside China, Croatiia and Austria have separately confirmed the Coronavirus infection cases in their territories.

Austria  on Tuesday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus, a spokeswoman for the health authority in the province of Tyrol has said.

The infected individuals are two Italians who live in the province and were probably infected in Italy's Lombardy region, Tyrol governor Guenther Platter was quoted as saying by local media.

In Croatia, the authorities confirmed the country's first case of coronavirus infection in a patient hospitalised in the capital Zagreb, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has said.

"The patient is in the Zagreb clinic for infectious diseases. It is a younger person and has milder symptoms. He is in isolation and his condition is good at the moment," Plenkovic told a news conference.

Health Minister Vili Beros said that the patient had stayed in Milan from February 19 to 21.

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