Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Felt in neighboring countries
The earth is shaking again in Croatia – Slovenia switches off nuclear power plants
For the second time in 30 hours, the earth is shaking in central Croatia. And the new quake is much stronger. It can also be felt in the neighboring countries of Austria, Hungary and Italy. Slovenia is shutting down nuclear power plant for safety.
Croatia has been hit by a tremor for the second day in a row. The quake in the central region had a magnitude of 6.4, according to seismologists. Location Petrinja, helpers pulled a man and a child out of rubble after video recordings on the N1 station. The media reported significant property damage in the Croatian capital and in the vicinity of the epicenter, which was around 45 kilometers south-east of Zagreb. It was the second quake in a row within 30 hours.
In Austria, the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics in Vienna (ZAMG) spoke of a magnitude of 6.1 in view of the latest quake. The quake was noticeable in many regions of Austria, for example in Carinthia, Styria and the Vienna area. The earth also trembled in the Hungarian capital Budapest. An eyewitness reported shaking closets and damage to window panes. Slovenia shut down a nuclear power plant for safety reasons.
Even in some areas of Italy, the earthquake was felt, as the Italian civil protection authority announced. The authority is in contact with their local facilities. Numerous Italian users wrote on Twitter that they had felt the quake.
Magnitude 5.2 and 5.0 tremors were recorded in the same area on Monday. 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.