Another aftershock rocks Petrinja area

NEWS 19.01.202112:46 0 komentara

Croatia's Seismological Service registered a magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 5.44 am on Tuesday, with the epicentre 10 km northeast of the town of Glina in the Petrinja area of central Croatia.

The tremor was felt in the towns of Petrinja and Sisak, as well as the capital of Zagreb.

The region was struck by a magnitude 6.2 quake on December 29, with aftershocks of varying strength registered since.

Petrinja Mayor: The tremor caused new damage

Petrinja Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said the tremor caused new damage, particularly around Glina, adding that no one was injured.

“The earthquake was powerful and anything that was left in the city, that could fall down, was felt and heard. Rooftiles and other material fell off houses onto the streets,” Dumbovic told a local radio broadcaster.

He added that villages around Glina suffered a lot of damage.

“It’s horrific,” he said.

52 local government units had reported huge damage in that area, he said, adding that the area needs to determine priorities for the devastated economic, social, and public infrastructure.

The state needs to do all it can for every person to remain here, he said.

“State doesn’t need to treat the county as one requiring special care”

Dumbovic said that the state doesn’t need to treat the county as one requiring special care “because in the over-centralised state, that is a true example that there has not been any assistance here.”

The head of the energy department in the Ministry of Economy, Kristina Celic stressed that the national electricity provider HEP was doing everything it could to repair the electricity grid in earthquake-hit areas.

She noted that the government and HEP had agreed to exempt citizens in these areas from paying electricity bills for the next three months.

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