Two more strong earthquakes struck Petrinja on Wednesday morning



Two more strong earthquakes struck Croatia on Wednesday morning, the first measuring 4.7 and the second 4.8 on the Richter scale, with the epicenter in the Petrinja area.

The first hit at 6.15 a.m. and the second a little later, the head of the Seismological Survey, Ines Ivancic, told Croatian Radio.

She said the ground “will rock for a long time. Tuesday’s earthquake was devastating and will certainly be followed by a long series of earthquakes, including, quite certainly, stronger ones.”

Ivancic said weaker tremors like those today would certainly affect the buildings in Petrinja and Sisak which were damaged in Tuesday’s 6.2 quake, which has claimed seven lives and caused enormous damage.

According to a 1966 survey published by Croatian seismologist Dragutin Cvijanovic, earthquakes measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck on January 2, 1906 in Kashina near Zagreb. The strongest earthquake was recorded off the Montenegrin coast in 1979. Its magnitude was 7 on the Richter scale, but the epicenter was outside Croatia, and partially hit Konavle in Croatia.

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