Update on the Croatian earthquake of 29th December 2020, and the UCPM response:
- On 29 December, 12:19 local time, an earthquake of 6.4M,10 km depth, occurred near the town of Petrinja in the Sisacko-moslavacka county, Croatia. A number of aftershocks followed.
- According to the latest information from the Croatian authorities, so far, there have been seven deaths and 28 people injured.
- The most affected areas are the towns of Sisak, Petrinja and Glina with the surrounding villages. Damages were recorded also in Karlovacka and Zagrebacka counties.
- All operational forces (civil protection, military, police, mountain rescue service, firefighters) have been deployed in the Sisacko-moslavacka county.
- The power plant “Krško” was automatically shut down due to safety reasons and has since been restarted and resumed operations.
- Affected people have been evacuated to schools, military facilities and neighboring towns.
- The Union Civil Protection Mechanism was activated, and assistance from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia and Turkey has been offered, with confirmation of assistance from Germany pending.
- The Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service (EMSR491) was triggered.
- The European commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, visited Croatia in support of the response efforts.