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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Strong 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Croatia

What Happened:

  • On Tuesday, a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit central Croatia resulting in at least 1 death and at least 20 injured.

  • The quake caused widespread damage in the small town of Petrinja causing several buildings to collapse.

  • Said Petrinja Mayor Darinko Dumbovic, "My town has been completely destroyed. We have dead children. This is like Hiroshima - half of the city no longer exists."

  • Added Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, "The biggest part of central Petrinja is in a red zone, which means that most of the buildings are not usable."

  • The army and nearby hotels are providing shelter to those who lost their homes.

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