Evacuation of Petrinja Centre Discussed after Latest Earthquake

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The spokesman for the task force dealing with the aftermath of the 29 December earthquake, Mladen Pavic, said on Wednesday evening that the quake rubble would soon be removed from a road between Petrinja and Glina to enable the resumption of traffic.

The spokesman said that more information about the extent of the damage would be known on Thursday morning.

There were no reports on casualties.

Petrinja Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said on Wednesday evening that all activities should be dislocated from the centre of the town and did not rule out the evacuation of that part of Petrinja.

The mayor told the NOVA TV broadcaster that staying in the centre poses a big risk for everybody.

“I am afraid that tremors can make us insane, and all that requires great responsibility for making tough decisions,” Dumbovic said in his comment on frequent aftershocks since the 29 December magnitude 6.2 earthquake which took seven lives and caused huge damage in Sisak-Moslavina County.

The spokesman Pavic said that the local population was scared, and after the latest tremor some inhabitants decided to spend night in tents.

He added on late Wednesday night that the situation was slowly calming down.

Croatia’s Seismological Survey registered an earthquake at 6.01 p.m. on Wednesday measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale with the epicentre near Petrinja, 45 km southeast of Zagreb.

The tremor was felt in central Croatia, including in the capital.

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