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The 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit Croatia in 29 December, killing at least seven people and causing severe damage to the town of Petrinja south-east of the capital Zagreb, has also affected the neighboring Bosnia and Serbia, and was felt also in the southern Austria and Hungary.
According prefect Ivo Zinic’s statement one week in the new year, more than 22,000 buildings in Sisak-Moslavina County were damaged, while 20% of the 8,743 buildings inspected so far are completely destroyed. 116,000 people were directly affected by the earthquake and 66,000 by the damage. Damage has been reported to 3,000 family farms, 750 trades businesses and over 800 firms.
The Croatian government announced it will provide approx. EUR 21.1 million to protect jobs at companies in Sisak-Moslavina county, in a job retention scheme that will be available for the following two months. In addition, the ministry of economy will finance the rehabilitation of the offices of SMEs in the regions affected by the earthquake by providing HRK 10 million.