Status: December 29, 2020 3:47 p.m.

Another earthquake in Croatia killed a child. In Zagreb people fled to the streets. The neighboring country Slovenia switched off a nuclear power plant as a precaution.

An earthquake in Croatia left injuries and at least one death. This is reported by several news agencies. The US earthquake monitoring station USGS stated the strength of the quake as 6.4. The European Seismological Center EMSC named a strength of 6.2.

According to the rescue service, numerous people were injured. A child had died, reported Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who visited the Petrinja accident in the center of the country. Apart from the news of the girl killed, there is so far no further information about the fatalities. Army forces were sent to the earthquake region as helpers. The tremor could also be felt in Zagreb. There, people fled onto the streets.

Second quake within 30 hours

The earthquake was also felt in several neighboring countries of Croatia. In Slovenia, the Krsko nuclear power plant was shut down. It is a precautionary measure, as a spokeswoman for the plant said.

In Bratislava, too, the police received emergency calls from concerned citizens. The Slovak capital is just under 300 kilometers from Zagreb. The Geological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences received more than 50 testimonials from all over the country. According to the Geophysical Institute in Prague, the quake was still felt even in the Czech Republic.

It was the second quake in a row in Croatia within 30 hours. Yesterday, 5.2 and 5.0 tremors were recorded in the same area.

Only in March did a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Zagreb cause major damage. A youth had died and more than two dozen people were injured.



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