Another earthquake in Croatia – magnitude 5.0



More than a week after a devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake, another powerful earthquake shook the region southeast of Zagreb on Wednesday evening. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) gave the strength as 5.0.

The epicenter was therefore in the small Croatian town of Petrinja, 45 kilometers southeast of the country’s capital.

The place had already been badly affected by the quake on December 29th. Mayor Darinko Dumbovic told the news portal “jutarnji.hr” on Wednesday evening that bricks and rubble had fallen and cracks in damaged houses had enlarged. There were initially no reports of injuries.

The quake more than a week ago devastated Petrinja as well as the small towns of Sisak and Glina and the villages in between. Seven people were killed and 26 others were injured. Numerous aftershocks left the population of the region in a state of fear and concern.

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