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Magnitude 4.9 quake hits Croatia

08:23, 07 January 2021
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A 4.9 magnitude earthquake has hit Central Croatia, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).


Tremors were recorded at 17:00 UTC (20:01 Moscow time) six kilometers southwest of Petrinja. The source of tremors was identified at a depth of 10 km. No deaths have been reported yet.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.0.

There was a devastating earthquake measuring 6.3 points in the same area at the end of December. The cities of Petrinja and Sisak in Central Croatia suffered the most damage. On the day of the earthquake, seven people died, and dozens were injured.

Russian Consul in Zagreb Oleg Dunaevsky spoke about the possibility for Russian citizens to visit Croatia, NEWS.ru reported earlier.