Croatian Seismological Service Publishes Central Croatia Earthquake Map

Daniela Rogulj

Crroatian Seismological Service
Crroatian Seismological Service

Crroatian Seismological Service

December 31, 2020 – The Croatian Seismological Service published a map of earthquakes in Croatia since the devastating 6.3 quake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, i.e., from December 29, 2020, at 12:19 until 30.12.2020, at 22:00.

Recall that on December 28, 2020, at 6:28 am, there was a strong earthquake with an epicenter near Petrinja (M 5.0) that preceded the devastating earthquake on December 29, 2020, at 12:19, with an epicenter of 5 km southwest of Petrinja (45.4002N, 16.2187E, depth 11.5km), magnitude 6.2 according to Richter (intensity at the epicenter – VIII-IX degrees on the EMS scale).

A large number of subsequent quakes followed this quake.

A map of the epicenter of the earthquake near Petrinja from 29.12.2020, at 12:19 until 30.12.2020, at 22:00 can be seen below.

Time distribution of the earthquake from 28.12.2020, at 06:28 to 29.12.2020, at 19:00


Earthquake magnitude from 28.12.2020, at 06:28 to 29.12.2020, at 17:00


Distribution of earthquake magnitudes from 28.12.2020, at 06:28 to 29.12.2020, at 19:00


Croatia was rocked by a strong earthquake on Tuesday afternoon. At 12.19 pm, seismologists recorded a devastating earthquake with an epicenter five kilometers southwest of Petrinja at a depth of 11.5 kilometers. The Richter magnitude of the earthquake was 6.2. 

Many weaker earthquakes followed, and all earthquakes had an epicenter near Petrinja and its surroundings.

From 12.23 to 12.58 on Tuesday, the largest number of subsequent earthquakes occurred, as many as 10 – with Richter magnitudes greater than 3.

At least seven people were killed. That is a number that has been confirmed, and it is not excluded that more victims will be discovered later.

Among the dead are a 12-year-old girl in Petrinja, a 20-year-old boy from one house, a grandfather from another, and a father and son from the same house in Majske Poljane near Glina, Glina Deputy Mayor Branka Bakšić Mitić confirmed. It was later confirmed that another male had died in Majske Poljane.

After a seven-hour search, the body of a man killed under the ruins of a church in Žažina was found.

At least six people were seriously injured, and 20 were slightly injured, the Ministry of the Interior announced.





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