A powerful earthquake hits central Croatia

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30 December 2020 | Zagreb, Croatia [Neven Klačmer]  

On Tuesday, 29 December 2020, after a strong 5.2 earthquake the day before, a new 6.2 earthquake, followed by a continuing series of aftershocks, struck central Croatia. The earthquake was also felt strongly in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, as well as the neighbouring countries.

Catastrophic images of the ruined city centre of Petrinja and the significantly damaged city of Sisak, quickly went around the world.

Earthquake Zagreb December 2020Unfortunately, in this strong earthquake, several individuals have lost their lives and dozens are injured. The work of recovering the victims from the rubble is continuing and many will spend the night in alternative housing or with their extended family.

There still have not been reports of deceased or injured members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but several church buildings in Sisak and Zagreb have suffered new damage.

ADRA Croatia, earthquake December 2020Preparation for the relief efforts has already commenced and many ADRA volunteers and people of goodwill have expressed their willingness to help. Tomorrow, when the representatives of ADRA and the Sisak district inspect the area in detail, more will be known on what specific help is needed.

The original version of this article was posted on the Adventist Church in Croatia website.


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