A 6.4 Quake Strikes Croatia

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit central Croatia leaving several injured and damaging buildings in the central Croatia town of Petrinja.

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit central Croatia leaving several injured and damaging buildings in the central Croatia town of Petrinja.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 45.422°N  16.255°E with a depth of 10.0 km and started at 11:19 UTC.

Rescuers managed to rescue a man and a child who was trapped underneath rubble that was dislodged during the quake. 

Footage from Croatian media has shown many other residents who were injured but no figures have been released so far.

“My town has been completely destroyed, we have dead children. This is like Hiroshima – half of the city no longer exists,” said Petrinja Mayor Darinko Dumbovic.

The Croatian Red Cross said it was responding to the situation while the Croatian military has been deployed to help with rescue efforts.

The intensity of the quake was felt throughout Croatia as well as Serbia, Bosnia, and Southern Austria.

This is a developing story. 


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