Krško – The Krško Nuclear Power Station (NEK) was shut down as a precaution on Tuesday after a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit near the town of Petrinja, Croatia, shortly after midday. Such a shutdown is standard procedure in the event of a strong earthquake, NEK told the STA. NEK is located some 80 kilometres north-west of Petrinja.
The Turkish president on Dec. 29 extended his condolences to his Croatian counterpart over a magnitude 6.3 earthquake.
According to a statement from the Turkish Directorate of Communications, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone call with Zoran Milanovic.
Erdoğan stated that Turkey is ready to provide search and rescue teams and all the help that may be needed.
Romania expresses its solidarity with Croatia, after the earthquakes that hit the Western Balkans country, says President Klaus Iohannis, in a message posted on Twitter. "Our thoughts are with the Croatian people and we wish those affected to recover as soon as possible.