6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Least 6 in Croatia
Zagreb – An earthquake hit a town near Croatia’s capital, causing destruction and death on Tuesday.
At 6:20 a.m. ET, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck the area leaving collapsed buildings, dead bodies, and streets filled with debris behind it.
So far, at least 6 people are reported dead as 20 others are hospitalized. 2 people were reported to have severe injuries and are currently receiving the treatment they require.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this is the largest earthquake to hit Croatia since “the advent of modern seismic instrumentation.” The country hasn’t seen anything like this since a smaller earthquake hit the capital Zagreb back in 1880.
The town’s Mayor, Darinko Dumbović, said: “My town has been completely destroyed. We have dead children; this is like Hiroshima — half of the city no longer exists.”
The earthquake was so strong that buildings collapsed in the capital Zagreb, and a nuclear powerplant in Slovenia was immediately shut down. According to Reuters, the quake was felt in Vienna, Austria.
It’s important to note that it was only 1 day ago that the country had felt the effects of a 5-magnitude earthquake.