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Dec 29, 2020
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A powerful earthquake hits Croatia

In Croatia, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the city of Petrinia damaged a hospital and a kindergarten. The child died, TASS reports with reference to the Jutarnji list edition.

The article notes that Petrin, which, along with the city of Sisak, was closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, suffered serious damage. The mayor of Petrinja Darinko Dumbovich said that “almost half of the city was destroyed”.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, the epicenter of the earthquake is located 47 km from Zagreb (population about 698 thousand people) and 5 km from the city of Sisak (population about 35 thousand people).

According to TASS, one powerful shock was felt in Zagreb, which caused the building to sway. There were no casualties at the Russian Embassy in Croatia due to the earthquake. Also, information about casualties and destruction in the city was not received.

Most of the Croatian capital was left without power supply. Tram traffic has been stopped, crowds and long traffic jams have formed on the streets.

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