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Massive Earthquake In Croatia

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#1 by tasman1 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:53

'Worse than a war': Half of city 'no longer exists' after massive earthquake

A huge earthquake has hit central Croatia on Tuesday, destroying buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital.

Authorities said at least six people were killed and dozens were injured.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said the magnitude 6.3 quake hit 46km southeast of Zagreb.

It caused widespread damage in the hardest-hit town of Petrinja. The same area was struck by a 5.2 quake on Monday.
A smashed car and debris after the earthquake.

My town has been completely destroyed. We have dead children,” Petrinja Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said in a statement broadcast by HRT.

“This is like Hiroshima - half of the city no longer exists.”

Marica Pavlovic, a resident, said the quake felt “worse than a war.”

“It was horrible, a shock, you don’t know what to do, whether to run out or hide somewhere,” she told The Associated Press.
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Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and other government ministers arrived in Petrinja after the earthquake.

“The biggest part of central Petrinja is in a red zone, which means that most of the buildings are not usable,” Plenkovic said.
A woman cries in front of debris as a girl tries to comfort her.
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#2 by Darkstar2 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:57

I read it this morning, 6.4, as if the year could not get any worse - it goes to show you, we can never be too ready when disaster strikes - half a city gone, really ????
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#3 by tasman1 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:59

Authorities in Slovenia said the Krsko nuclear power plant was temporarily shut down following the earthquake. The power plant is jointly owned by Slovenia and Croatia and located near their border.
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#4 by valerie » Tue Dec 29, 2020 13:01

That's the thing isn't it?

I mean that with all the technology, if something goes wrong, it goes very wrong.

The days of 'minor' this and that is over.

Well at least it did not destroy the nuclear plant and set off a hoard of radiation.
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#5 by Darkstar2 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 13:14

valerie wrote: That's the thing isn't it?

I mean that with all the technology, if something goes wrong, it goes very wrong.

The days of 'minor' this and that is over.

Well at least it did not destroy the nuclear plant and set off a hoard of radiation.

It shouldn't be like that Valerie - with technology we should have the means to be well prepared more than ever before, with all the resources, if we aren't, it means pure mismanagement and incompetence from the idiots who run in politics and supposed to protect the better interests of the country and the people who voted.........Technology is our ally, but the problem is people are idiots and do not have proper plans of execution.

One positive side of technology though, it allowed for fast tracking a vaccine - if mRNA really does work, it will be a major advance, it means future vaccines will happen a lot faster. Unfortunately the world is clearly not prepared for pandemics or disasters ! and some say that we are expected to have far worse than this pandemic and we will be ill prepared.

It's strange that people were more united during 9/11, this COVID19 crap has truly divided people and the people who do not care are the ones causing the spread to continue. COVID19 is the best example if incompetence, we had a first wave, so technically you'd think people are more prepared to deal with the fierce second wave, ESPECIALLY that they KNEW a second wave stronger than the first would happen. So why the hell are we in this situation then ???

It's a big mess.........as to earthquakes, that's another story, can they really be prevented like virus spreads, not really, it is an act of God, it is mother nature, but with technology you can know areas that are at higher risk of earth quakes..............disaster can strike at any time - it is amazing how we are ill prepared even for little things, it's even more CRAZY that we cannot control a pandemic with SIMPLE rules that would help stop the spread !
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#6 by sdjuric » Tue Dec 29, 2020 13:34

I was driving towards Sljeme (mountain north of Zagreb, the capital) when it happened. Felt like a flat tire at first but the alarms of parked cars that suddenly started sounding off nearby gave away that it was an earthquake.

Very little damage in Zagreb, especially when compared to that other earthquake that hit the capital in March. People said it felt worse but this is probably subjective as they were fully awake and aware of it this time (March quake happened in very early morning).

Based on the news and talks I've had with people that knew someone from Petrinja or that general area - parts of the city were completely razed. Many houses in that county, too. 90% of buildings or more have some kind of structural damage.

Currently they count 7 dead and several dozen injured. This might not look much to someone foreign but take into account that it is a small, sparsely populated city - with only around 15k people in the urban area.

Really feeling sorry for those people. It was otherwise an idyllic little town, really nice to visit.

Aftershocks are still going, and probably will continue for some time.
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#7 by tasman1 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 13:57

The quake was also felt in Zagreb, where people rushed onto the streets, some of which were strewn with broken roof tiles and other debris.

Patients and medical staff were evacuated from Zagreb's Sveti Duh Hospital, with many left sitting in chairs in the street wrapped in blankets.

In Austria's second city Graz, about 200 km north of Petrinja, tall buildings wobbled for about two minutes, according to broadcaster ORF.

In Carinthia province, about 300 km to the northwest of Petrinja, the earth trembled for several minutes and people described how their furniture, Christmas trees and lamps wobbled.

In Slovenia, the STA news agency said the country's sole nuclear power plant, 100 km from the epicentre, was shut down as a precaution.

Croatia's state news agency Hina said the quake was felt in a total of 12 countries.

Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said Croatia was expecting help from the European Union as it had activated its emergency situation mechanism.

A day earlier on Monday, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit central Croatia, also near Petrinja.

In March, a temblor of magnitude 5.3 rattled Zagreb, causing one death and injuring 27 people.
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#8 by josealvesjr » Tue Dec 29, 2020 15:11

Yes really horrible, the quake could be felt across the Balkans. Croatia is such a beautiful country with spectacular cities like Dubrovnik,Zadar, Split and beautiful landscapes. Lets pray that the death toll remains low.
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#9 by sonyjmn » Tue Dec 29, 2020 15:42

Very sad to know about earthquake

Take care Tasman

How nature turns nobody knows

Let's pray for all who have stuck in this disaster
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#10 by reenathakkur » Tue Dec 29, 2020 17:58

Just pray for next year will be fine and good for all of us. Nature is beautiful but nature is horrible also sometime.
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#11 by Arvind9 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 03:51

@Tasman1 the magnitude of the earthquake you have mentioned would have raised most Indian cities to the ground because infrastructure is very weak everything only is made to look fancy,even the casualties you reported are very low only people have become homeless,in India a similar earthquake has killed 100000 people in the past a whole city turning into rubble
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