Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Germany Donates €85,000 Equipment To Croatia To Mitigate Quake Consequences

ZAGREB, May 27, 2020 - The German government has made a donation of technical equipment valued at €85,000 to Croatia's Civil Protection in its efforts to deal with the consequences of the March 22 earthquake in Zagreb and its environs

The donation has come from the German Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) civil protection organisation controlled by the German federal government and Germany's Ambassador to Croatia, Robert Klinke formally presented the donation to Assistant Interior Minister Dami Trut at the civil protection logistics centre in Jastrebarsko, on the outskirts of Zagreb.

The equipment consists of ten light balloons and one hundred diesel heaters used in tents. Ambassador Klinke said that the equipment can be used to address to quake consequences and for other civil protection activities.

The diplomat mentioned the fact that as a result of the two strong earthquakes that struck Zagreb on March 22 during restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 epidemic, many citizens can still not return to their homes before the comprehensive reconstruction of their buildings.

"The Federal Republic of Germany feels solidarity for its friend Croatia and has responded to the Croatian government's call and has donated this equipment to Croatia's civil protection organisation which can be transported and used day and night both during repairs and in rescue missions," Ambassador Klinke said and wished Croatia a lot of strength in the reconstruction of Zagreb and its environs affected by the earthquake.

Assistant Minister Trut expressed gratitude for the donation and described the permanent good cooperation between various institutions and organisations in both countries.

"In the past ten years we have been partners in 18 projects and now in another three and they are mostly conducted with Germany's THW as the greatest force in civil protection in Germany. In addition to this donation, we received support during the migrant crisis and during the COVID-19 pandemic we received tests and medical protective equipment," Trut said adding that Germany's greatest support to Croatia was in mine clearance valued at €9 million.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Two Tremors Registered Near Coastal Town of Crikvenica

ZAGREB, April 19, 2020 - Two tremors measuring 2.3 and 2.2 on the Richter scale were registered in the hinterland of the northern coastal town of Crikvenica on Saturday evening, the Croatian Seismological Service stated.

A series of tremors of smaller intensity have been registered in Croatia since 22 March when a 5.5-strong quake hit Zagreb and its environs, taking one life and causing extensive damage.

The Seismological Service says that since that strong earthquake, about 145 tremors have been felt across the country. In addition, 850 tremors weaker than 1.3 have also been registered to date.

Croatia's seismologically most active areas are a wider Zagreb area, southern Dalmatia and a wider Rijeka area.

More Crikvenica news can be found in the Lifestyle section.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Zagreb Earthquake: Second Rumble in Few Days Felt in Capital

Just a few days ago, a small earthquake could be felt in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, and now just a few days later, the city has been given another small but noticeable shake. The most recent Zagreb earthquake struck this morning, and was felt in the eastern part of the city.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 26th of November, 2018, as has been stated from the Seismological Service, there should be no damage from an earthquake of this magnitude. 

Although the earthquake wasn't strong in itself or in its effects, it was enough to unnerve some of Zagreb's citizens who say they heard and felt the unexpected rumble. The epicenter of this earthquake, the magnitude of which was measured at 2.5 degrees, was somewhere between Sesvete and Kašina.

It was felt by citizens in the eastern part of Zagreb.

"This one didn't last for very long either, but it seems to me that it was longer than the one from the other day was," one reader of Poslovni Dnevnik wrote.

To briefly recall, a slightly bigger earthquake, of a 2.7 magnitude,shook the area of Velika Gorica just two days ago, and the unwelcome effects of that, however small, could be felt by Zagreb's residents as well.

No damage, physical or otherwise, has been reported as a consequence of either of these earthquakes.

Are you currently in the city, and did you feel this most recent Zagreb earthquake? 

Make sure to keep up to date with news from up and down the country by following our dedicated news page. If it's just Zagreb you're interested in, keep up with everything going on in Croatia's capital by following Total Zagreb.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Two Earthquakes Wake Šibenik Locals

A rude awakening during the early hours in the morning for some.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Earthquakes: Dalmatia Among Most Threatened Areas in Croatia

Dubrovnik was almost wiped off the map during the 1600's, but just how prepared is Dalmatia for a potentially devastating earthquake in the modern day? Not very, it would seem.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Earthquake Occurs Near Samobor

No damage has been reported.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Earthquake felt in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia

4.5 magnitude, 10km deep earthquake strikes 35km southeast of Split.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Earthquake Shakes Šibenik in Middle of Night

An earthquake was felt near Šibenik in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Southern Dalmatia Trembles With BiH Earthquake

An earthquake with its epicenter close to Medjugorje made Dalmatia tremble a bit this afternoon.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Earthquakes in Herzegovina Felt in Makarska, Metkovic and Ploče

More earthquakes in the region as Herzegovina is hit.

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