An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit the Croatian city of Petrinja. While many buildings were demolished in the city, it was learned that there were two earthquakes of magnitude 5 yesterday in the same area.
According to the statement made by the European Mediterranean Seismology Center (EMSC), an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude occurred at 12.20 local time, with its epicenter near the city of Petrinja.
FEELED IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRIES
The earthquake was felt in 15 countries, including the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, as well as Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovenia. It was reported that after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake, two more aftershocks of 4 magnitude were experienced.
SLOVENIA CLOSED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
While being on alert after the earthquake, Slovenia, where the earthquake was felt, closed its nuclear power plant as a precaution.
Yesterday, two earthquakes occurred in a row.
Two magnitude 5 earthquakes occurred yesterday morning near the Croatian city of Petrinja. In the statement made by the Croatian Seismology Center, it was stated that there were two earthquakes of 5 magnitude, the first at 06.28 and the second at 07.49 local time, while aftershocks continued. It was noted that the earthquake was felt in some parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of Croatia’s neighbors.
“WE FEELED THAT OUR BUILDING IS SHAKED BY ITS FOUNDATIONS”
Continuing his statements, Hızlan said, “There is no official statement about the loss of life or injury yet.”