The President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen expressed her support for Croatia, where a massive earthquake struck on Monday morning.
“Croatia, be strong,” the head of the EC wrote on Twitter. “After the powerful earthquake this morning, the European Commission is in contact with Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovic and the Croatian authorities. We are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to provide assistance.”
For his part, Croatian Prime Minister Andrei Plenkovich thanked von der Leyen and the European Commission and noted that the country appreciates this support. “It [support] will be key to our reconstruction [of the cities] of Sisak, Petrini and Sisachko-Moslavac County (administrative-territorial unit of the country), as well as our cooperation on the reconstruction of Zagreb after the earthquake in March  “- wrote Plenkovich on Twitter.
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 hit early Monday morning. The first shock was followed by a series of aftershocks, including magnitudes 4.7 and 4.1. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, the epicenter was located 50 km south-east of Zagreb (population about 698 thousand people). The focus was located at a depth of 2 km.