Croatia Earthquake – level 1

01-01-2021 15:00

A strong earthquake hits Croatia this week. Two strong earthquakes hit Croatia in 2020. The magnitude is 6.3. The number says how strong an earthquake is. The highest possible number is 9.5.

The earthquake happens near the town of Petrinja. Most of the buildings in the town fall down. Five people die. Authorities evacuate a hospital in the nearby city of Sisak. People in other European countries can feel the earthquake, too. People feel it in Italy, Hungary. and Austria.

A strong earthquake happens in Croatia in 1963. It kills more than 1,000 people. This week´s earthquake is stronger than the 1963 earthquake.

Difficult words: earthquake (when the earth moves and it destroys buildings or roads), magnitude (how strong an earthquake is), evacuate (to take people to a safe place).

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