Strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes central Croatia

Several people were injured on Tuesday after a second strong earthquake strike central Croatia causing damage to homes and other buildings. The tremors were felt throughout Croatia and in neighbouring countries as well.

According to reports, the earthquake was measured at 6.3 on the Richter scale and the epicentre was 46 kilometres southeast of Zagreb. The earthquake caused widespread damage in the area.

Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković in a tweet said, “I express my condolences to the families of those killed in Petrinja and Glina in the devastating earthquake. We hope that the number of victims will be as small as possible. All services are on the ground and are working tirelessly to provide assistance to all who need it. Thank you all for your dedication and effort!

On Monday, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake also hit central Croatia near Petrinja.