Two Moderate Quakes in Petrinja, Sisak in New Year Early Hours

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Photo: Marc Rowlands
Photo: Marc Rowlands

Photo: Marc Rowlands

ZAGREB, 1 January, 2021 – The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) on Friday morning reported about two moderate earthquakes near Petrinja and Sisak, of which the first measured 3.2 on the Richter scale and occurred at 4.52 a.m., with the epicentre 12 kilometres southwest of Petrinja.

The second quake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale and was registered at 6.37 a.m. and its epicentre was 19 kilometres southwest of Sisak.

The ground in the Banovina region is still shaking after a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Petrinja and its environs on December 29.

That earthquake was followed by a string of tremors and by December 31, 265 were felt with a magnitude above 1.0 on the Richter scale.

For more on the Petrinja earthquake, follow our dedicated section.

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