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New 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the Area of Petrinja, Glina and Sisak

On Tuesday, the 29th December 2020, after a strong 5.2 earthquake the day before, a new 6.2 earthquake, followed by a continuing series of aftershocks, struck the area again, and was felt strongly in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

New 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the Area of Petrinja, Glina and Sisak

Adventpress Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia. Catastrophic images of the ruined city centre of Petrinja and the significantly damaged city of Sisak, quickly went around the whole world. Unfortunately, in this strong earthquake, several individuals have lost their lives in Petrinja and Glina and dozens are injured. The work of recovering the victims from the earthquake rubble is continuing. Many will spend the night in the alternative housing or at their extended family.
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As of this moment, we have not received reports of deceased or injured members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but several church buildings in Sisak and Zagreb have suffered new damage. We are still awaiting updates on the churches in Sunja and Donja Mlinoga, as the traffic towards the Banovina region is blocked, and a lot of areas have lost electricity and digital communications. We have already started to prepare relief efforts and many ADRA volunteers and people of goodwill have expressed their willingness to help. The pastor of the Sisak district, Daniel Purda, has been contacting all the church members in the district and is evaluating the situation. 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.

All who want to aid the earthquake victims through ADRA Croatia can do so by donating means for relief efforts:
Beneficiary: ADRA Hrvatska
Address: Prilaz Gjure Deželića 77, 10000 Zagreb
Account Number:
IBAN: HR9223600001502659276
Reference: Earthquake
Bank Address: Zagrebačka banka Trg Bana Jelačića 10
Adventpress, Neven Klačmer

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To see the images of the earthquake, go here