2020 Petrinja earthquake

earthquake near Petrinja, Croatia, on 29 December 2020 at 12:20 PM CET

At 12:20 PM CET (11:20 UTC) on 29 December 2020, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 Mw (6.2 ML) hit the Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia, with an epicenter 3 km (1.9 mi) west-southwest of Petrinja.

Seven people were confirmed dead, while 26 others were injured, with six having serious injuries. Many buildings in Petrinja were destroyed.[1] The mayor of Petrinja Darinko Dumbović said that half of the town has been destroyed.[2][3][4][5]


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  3. "Second earthquake in two days strikes central Croatia, killing seven and damaging buildings". Reuters.
  4. "Iz minute u minutu: Snažan zemljotres pogodio Petrinju, najmanje 20 povrijeđenih, poginulo jedno dijete!". BHRT (in Bosnian). 29 December 2020. Archived from the original on 29 December 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  5. "At least 7 dead after magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Croatia". NBC News. Retrieved 29 December 2020.