Tag Archive | CROATIA

MAGNITUDE 3.6 CROATIA #earthquake #croatia

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 94 km S of Ljubljana, Slovenia / pop: 256,000 / local time: 11:09:46.6 2020-05-13

24 km SE of Rijeka, Croatia / pop: 142,000 / local time: 11:09:46.6 2020-05-13
3 km SE of Jadranovo, Croatia / pop: 1,200 / local time: 11:09:46.6 2020-05-13

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MAGNITUDE 3.5 CROATIA #earthquake #Croatia

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2 km W of Zagreb, Croatia / pop: 699,000 / local time: 09:52:34.0 2020-04-23

7 km N of Malarm, Croatia / pop: 5,000 / local time: 09:52:34.0 2020-04-23

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MAGNITUDE 3.4 CROATIA #earthquake #croatia

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Depth: 6 km

Distances: 191 km S of Zagreb, Croatia / pop: 699,000 / local time: 03:37:43.4 2020-03-27

8 km NE of Zadar, Croatia / pop: 71,300 / local time: 03:37:43.4 2020-03-27
4 km SW of Poličnik, Croatia / pop: 1,200 / local time: 03:37:43.4 2020-03-27

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 85 km S of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / pop: 696,731 / local time: 17:12:42.1 2014-09-30
54 km NE of Dubrovnik, Croatia / pop: 28,428 / local time: 17:12:42.1 2014-09-30
15 km SW of Gacko, Bosnia and Herzegovina / pop: 3,417 / local time: 17:12:42.1 2014-09-30

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 149 km S of Zagreb, Croatia / pop: 698,966 / local time: 20:16:46.0 2014-08-30
74 km E of Gospić, Croatia / pop: 6,118 / local time: 20:16:46.0 2014-08-30
30 km SW of Sanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina / pop: 5,666 / local time: 20:16:46.0 2014-08-30  

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300 + ‘catastrophic’ landslides & Hundreds homeless in the Balkans

Breaking News

LANDSLIDES in Bosnia have left hundreds of people homeless, while thousands more have fled homes in neighbouring Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the worst flooding since modern records began.

Throughout hilly Bosnia, floods are triggering landslides covering roads, homes and whole villages. About 300 landslides have been reported, and stranded villagers often are being rescued by helicopter.

“The situation is catastrophic,” Bosnia’s refugee minister, Adil Osmanovic, said on Sunday.

Three months’ worth of rain fell on the region in a three-day burst, creating the worst floods since rainfall measurements began 120 years ago.

Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia chiefly in the northeast resembles a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged.

Officials say about a million people – more than a quarter of the country’s population – live in the worst-affected areas.

The hillside village of Horozovina, close to the north-eastern town of Tuzla, was practically split in two by a landslide that swallowed eight houses. More than 100 others were also under threat.

“I am homeless. I have nothing left, not even a toothpick,” said one resident, Mesan Ikanovic.

“I ran out of the house barefoot, carrying children in my arms.”

Unprecedented... The flooded city of Obrenovac, 40 kilometres from Belgrade.
Unprecedented… The flooded city of Obrenovac, 40 kilometres from Belgrade. Source: AFP

Ikanovic said 10 minutes separated him and his family from likely death. He carried his seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son to safety.

While water levels are receding in some parts of Bosnia, land flanking the Sava River remains submerged, and water levels there are still rising in many areas. Hundreds of people have been plucked by rescue helicopters from flooded towns and villages.

The mayor of Orasje made a special appeal for help. The town is caught between the Sava on one side and another flooding river, the Bosna, on the other.

More than 10,000 already have been rescued from the town of Bijeljina, in northeast Bosnia. Trucks, buses and private cars were heading north with volunteers and tonnes of aid collected by people in cities outside the disaster zone.

Natural disaster... At least 34 people have died and tens of thousands evacuated in Serbi
Natural disaster… At least 34 people have died and tens of thousands evacuated in Serbia and Bosnia. Source: AFP

In Sarajevo, volunteers went from door to door collecting whatever people would donate.

The Bosnian Army said it was evacuating people with helicopters and has 1500 troops helping on the ground. But many roads remain closed by floods and hundreds of landslides. Bridges have been washed away and this has left many towns and villages completely depending on air lifts.

Helicopters from the European Union, Slovenia and Croatia also are aiding rescue efforts. They are deployed in areas around five cities in central and north-eastern Bosnia where the situation is considered the most dangerous.

In the eastern sections of neighbouring Croatia, two people are missing and hundreds have fled their homes as the Sava River also breached flood barriers there. The overflowing river rolled over villages and farm land in the relatively flat terrain.

In Serbia, more than 20,000 people have been forced from their homes. Officials there feared more flooding later on Sunday as floodwaters travel down the Sava and reach the country.

Rescue effort... People unload aid to civilians from a Bosnian Armed Forces helicopter. P
Rescue effort… People unload aid to civilians from a Bosnian Armed Forces helicopter. Picture: Elvis Barukcic Source:AFP

Extreme Storm Floods Balkans, Serbia Declares Emergency

Emergency Alert

“biggest water catastrophe in Serbia’s history.”
A massive storm has dumped record rainfalls on the Balkans, causing severe flooding, especially in Serbia, and parts of Bosnia. Schools have been closed in Serbia, where several people have drowned. Croatia is on alert.
Überschwemmung in Bosnien

Serbian declared a nationwide flood emergency on Thursday and asked the EU and Russia for help. Entire towns were cut off. The slow-moving cyclone is forecast to persist until the weekend.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said his country was facing its “biggest water catastrophe in Serbia’s history.”

Meteorologists forecast that more than double Serbia’s average rainfall for the whole of May was expected to fall within just two-and-a-half days until Friday noon.

Across Serbia, 100,000 households were without electricity. Dozens of cars and buses were stranded along flooded roads.

Schools in the Serbian capital were closed for Thursday and Friday. Major traffic routes, such as the E-75 Belgrade-Skopje highway, were submerged. Serbia’s rail link to Montenegro was severed.

Waters are rising everywhere,” said Serbian emergency official Predrag Maric. “We have engaged all our manpower.”

At least three people were killed in Serbia, including a resident near Belgrade whom firefighters said had drowned after she refused to be evacuated.

Serbian media said at least two more people had been reported missing.

High-profile society and basketball sporting events were postponed.

Storm also grips Bosnia, Croatia

In Bosnia, to the west, bridges were swept away by swollen rivers. The central Bosnian town of Topcic Polje, near Zenica, was bisected by landslides and raging waters (pictured).

Some residents of Maglaj, 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Bosnia’s capital, sat on roofs.

Its mayor Mehmed Mustabasic said the town was “cut off from the rest of the world.”

“We have no electricity; the phones are not working,” he said.

The Sarajevo government ordered the deployment of army helicopters for evacuations. EU troops in Bosnia joined rescue efforts.

Croatia also affected

High winds reaching 150 kilometers per hour forced the closure of sections of Croatia’s Adriatic coastal highway.

Thousands of Croatian households have also been without power since Wednesday.

Croatia’s meteorological service issued a “red alert,” saying winds were powerful enough to carry debris at deadly speed.

Slovenia was also on alert because of predicted high winds.

The storm, a slow-moving cyclone, bringing sharp drops in temperature, is expected to drift to the east over the Balkans and then south to the eastern Mediterranean by the weekend.



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Depth: 10 km

119 km SW of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / pop: 696,731 / local time: 07:54:59.0 2013-12-29
82 km NW of Dubrovnik, Croatia / pop: 28,428 / local time: 07:54:59.0 2013-12-29
13 km SW of Vrgorac, Croatia / pop: 2,199 / local time: 07:54:59.0 2013-12-29

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Depth: 10 km

7km (4mi) ESE of Otok, Croatia
15km (9mi) ESE of Sinj, Croatia
23km (14mi) SW of Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina

29km (18mi) ENE of Solin, Croatia
125km (78mi) W of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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