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StatusCrisis Alert DateDecember 29, 2020 Region Croatia

Croatia Earthquake

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck in central Croatia at 11:19 GMT 12.29.20. Early reports indicate damage to several towns, at least six fatalities, and dozens wounded. This quake is the most recent in a series detected across the Balkan region, starting as far back as March 2020. The epicenter was located between the towns of Petrinja and Sisak, home to the region’s largest hospital. Reports indicate the hospital is heavily damaged, though it is currently being used for triage. Inpatients are being evacuated to other facilities, including 40 COVID-19 patients.  For more information on Earthquake activity and how Americares responds, visit our Earthquakes and Other Related Disasters Page.