Crisis we live in


A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Croatia on December 29th 2020 at 12.19 p.m. CET. The epicenter was near the cities of Petrinja and Sisak, around 50 kilometers (31 miles) southeast of the capital Zagreb.

Petrinja after series of earthquakes – photos: Dragica Krstić

The earthquake has killed seven people, injured more than 20 and caused widespread damage in the hardest-hit town of Petrinja. It was the largest earthquake to occur in Croatia since the introduction of modern seismic instrumentation. An earthquake of similar size occurred in 1880 near Zagreb.

The earthquake was felt in the Croatian capital Zagreb and caused damage to previously damaged buildings. A series of powerful aftershocks have rocked central Croatia following a magnitude 6.2 earthquake.


Petrinja earthquake visualization



A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Zagreb on March 22nd 2020 at 6.24 a.m. CET.

It was the strongest earthquake in Zagreb since the 1880 earthquake and caused substantial damage in the historical city center.


Zagreb earthquake visualization



The Great Zagreb earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 6.3 on 9th November 1880.