December 30th – On the 29th local time, a 6.4-magn earthquake occurred near Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens.
According to CNN on the 29th, the earthquake caused an earthquake throughout the Balkans. According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center, this is the largest earthquake in Croatia this year.
Croatian Prime Minister Plenkovic said that the death toll is expected to rise: “At present, we can’t know the exact number of deaths. The latest news we got before the Caucus Cabinet meeting was 7 people.
There are signs that this number may be higher, and we will wait for the official report of the police.” He also appealed to ordinary citizens not to go to the most affected town of Petrinja, which is close to the epicenter.
Hundreds of soldiers and emergency rescue workers are carrying out rescue operations in several severely affected towns.
CNN said that with nightfall, the local electricity is still out of power.