M6.4 earthquake hits Croatia: At least 1 dead and several injured under collapsed buildings in videos and pictures

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A M6.4 earthquake hit Croatia on December 29, 2020 killing one, injuring dozens. Earthquake map via USGS

A strong M6.4 earthquake struck central Croatia, just 46km (17 miles) southeast of Zagreb on December 29, 2020.

The powerful jolt has killed at least one girl and injured several dozens.

As a result of the big shake up, many phone and power lines were downed, and multiple buildings collapsed, sending Croatians into a state of shock.

The earthquake was felt throughout the country on Tuesday, as well as in neighbouring Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and as far away as Graz in southern Austria (see map above).

Petrinja extensive damage

Considerable damage to buildings were reported in Petrinja, a town about 60km (37 miles) southeast of the capital Zagreb, where witnesses describe scenes of chaos as emergency services rush to find survivors and treat the injured.

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Map shows the cities of Petrinja and Sisak that have been massively destroyed by the M6.4 Croatia earthquake on Dec. 29th.

Petrinja Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said in a statement: “My town has been completely destroyed, we have dead children. This is like Hiroshima – half of the city no longer exists.

The center of Petrinja as it used to be no longer exists. One girl died and there are injuries and people inside collapsed buildings.

More victims are expected. Army, firefighters, ambulance – everyone is here. I’ve seen firefighters and ambulance cars arrive, emergency workers checked a child for a pulse and transferred them to hospital.

Croatian Red Cross said it was facing a “very serious” situation in Petrinja.

In another city called Sisak, about 8.5 miles (14km) from Petrinja, was inside a shop when the earthquake struck damage to buildings and businesses is also big. A witness explains: Everything collapsed, all of our things are inside. I don’t know what to expect. I am still shaking, I can still feel the earthquake.

The same area was struck by a 5.2 quake on Monday. According to officials, this Croatia earthquake was “extremely strong”, far stronger than the one that hit Zagreb in March 2020 that killed 1 and injured 27.

Slovenia’s Krsko nuclear power plant was shut down as a precaution.

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  1. TEHRAN – In a gross violation of freedom of expression, Instagram and other American social media platforms have moved to censor media content related to a top Iranian general who was assassinated by the United States last year.

    This week as people all across the region prepared to commemorate the first martyrdom anniversary of the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, some American social media platforms threw away their guidelines to uphold respect for freedom of expression, and heavily censored media materials related to the senior Iranian general.

    Instagram was at the forefront of boycotting these materials. First of all, it moved to delete posts that include pictures of the general. But it gradually intensified its censorship operation, removing hashtags and even Stories that use the name of General Qassem Soleimani.

    Instagram’s censorship against General Soleimani dates back to the early hours of his assassination. On January 3, 2020, the Iranian people woke up to the news that the highly respected general has been assassinated in an American drone strike near Baghdad’s international airport. The strike, which was ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump, caught tens of millions of people in the region by surprise as no one expected that the Americans would commit such an act of sheer folly when the Iranian general was on a diplomatic mission to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the U.S.

    Within a few hours of the assassination of General Soleimani, there was an outpouring of emotions on social media apps, with millions of social media users, including those using Instagram, directing their anger at the White House. Instagram was all-prepared to extinguish this inferno of anger through what can be called a “blanket censorship,” as if it was informed of the U.S. decision to assassinate General Soleimani in advance. The censorship of Instagram was so widespread that if even included Iranian government officials who posted materials commemorating the assassination of the Quds Force commander.

    “In an undemocratic and scandalous move, Instagram has removed the voice of innocence of the nation,” government spokesman Ali Rabiei wrote in a post on his Twitter account amidst an Instagram censorship campaign.

    Some Iranian officials said at the time that Instagram had launched its campaign against General Soleimani under the pressure of the U.S. government. The U.S. government’s move to put pressure on companies to censor Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani on social media is out of misery, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, minister of information and communications technology, noted in January 2020.

    “America’s action shows its misfortune, as Iran is powerful on social media. The on-going presence of people on social networks with tens of millions of posts has echoed the U.S. terrorism in the world,” the Iranian minister asserted, vowing that he will take measures to counteract the U.S. censorship. Death to Nazi Hitler Islamic Republic of Iran… See we can say what we want… Your Nazi Hitler Germany Islamic Republic must go, How dare are you threaten the PR Trump.
    Nimitz going to stay in Persian Gulf to kick your asses…soon. Free South Koreans ship now? Strange Sound put article about World War 3 or Iran so we can put a lot of INTEL there. Thanks a lot

  2. WW3 is full motion??
    Iranian investigated in UAE for suspected terror plot against Israelis
    UAE intelligence agencies have arrested an Iranian squad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on suspicion of plotting to carry out attacks in the Kingdom against Israelis.
    On the anniversary of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force Chief Qasem Soleimani assassination, Iran was suspected to plan revenge for the killing of one of its most senior officials, N12 reported.
    UAE intelligence agencies have arrested lately an Iranian squad in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on suspicion of plotting to carry out attacks in the Kingdom. The members of the Iranian group are currently under investigation.
    According to N12, the attack was planned to take place outside the borders of Israel, in one of the new tourist destination coveted by Israelis, naming the UAE.
    The United States, Israel, and the Persian Gulf countries, especially the countries which normalized relations with Israel in the last few months, are on very high alert, due to fears that Iran will attempt to carry out attacks against Israeli targets.
    Thousands of Israelis have recently been in Dubai, whether for business or leisure purposes, and it has been under investigation whether they were the target of the same Iranian cell that planned to carry out attacks.

  3. US Sending Mixed Signals By Withdrawing Nimitz From Persian Gulf

    Conflicting signals and mixed messages are emerging from the Trump administration over its military posture in the Persian Gulf, top United States media outlets have reported.

    The withdrawal of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz – apparently en route to it home base in Washington State – followed a week in which the US deployed a Tomahawk-missile-armed submarine in the Gulf and sent B52 bombers within 60 miles of the Iranian coast.

    Regional tension has been building in the run-up to the first anniversary on January 3 of a US drone strike in Baghdad that killed leading Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, alongside four other Iranians and five Iraqis, including a prominent militia leader. Many Iranian leaders, and Iraqis, have been talking of revenge.

    Trump has fueled speculation since reportedly asking in November for military options against Iran. After a December 20 attack on the US embassy in Baghdad, Trump tweeted “”some friendly health advice to Iran” – “If one American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible. Think it over.”

    The New York Times on Friday [January 1] quoted officials that redeploying the Nimitz, ordered by acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, was partly a “de-escalatory” signal to Tehran. “Senior Pentagon officials” told the Times that Miller wanted to remove what Iranian hardliners saw as a provocation justifying their threats against American military targets.

    The Times reported Miller had over-ruled a request from General Kenneth McKenzie, the US regional commander, to keep in place the Nimitz and its attack aircraft. It was not clear, the paper claimed, whether Trump was aware of the order.

    CNN has reported conflicting messages over Iran that the network said “could reflect divisions within the Pentagon.” CNN cited a senior defense official that the threat level from Iran was the highest since Soleimani’s death – with intelligence that Iran or allied Iraqi militias might be plotting attacks against US forces – while a second official argued there was “not a single piece of corroborating intel” that any attack was imminent.

    With Trump due to leave office on January 20, the more lasting issue for incoming president Joe Biden may be Tehran’s notification on Friday to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it was about to resume enrichment to 20 percent, significantly more than allowed under Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. This is the highest level Iran had reached by 2015 and will take place, Iran told the IAEA, at the fortified Fordow plant. Enrichment to 20 percent would bring Tehran far closer to a capacity to enrich to weapons grade.

    Both Biden and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have expressed a desire to revive the 2015 agreement, which Trump abandoned in 2018 before imposing draconian sanctions. Both Biden and Rouhani, who leaves office in June, face domestic opposition.
    Nimitz was sent away from direct attacks by terrorist regime of Iran. Nimitz is a little bit further only.

  4. DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will give a “calculated and decisive” response to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, said a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, while a hardline newspaper suggested Tehran’s revenge should include striking the Israeli city of Haifa. Undoubtedly, Iran will give a calculated and decisive answer to the criminals who took Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh from the Iranian nation,” Kamal Kharrazi, who is also head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, said in a statement.

    Fakhrizadeh, long suspected by Western and Israeli government of masterminding a secret nuclear weapons program, was ambushed on a highway near Tehran on Friday and gunned down in his car.

  5. Iran warns Soleimani’s killers are ‘not safe on Earth’ hours after President gloated about the end of Trump-ism and boasted the ‘life of this criminal will soon end’

    Iranian President Rouhani made the comments in a speech on Wednesday
    The country this week honours military commander Qasem Soleimani
    Trump ‘will go to the dustbin of history, and we are very happy about this,’ he said
    Shut the Hell Up your days are numbered…. Hell with you and your Mohammad Psyco… Mohamad said you can effor merry 1,2, 3, 4, and 40…. Hell with you all.

  6. Nancy Pelosi’s $5m San Francisco home is VANDALIZED with red paint, a pig’s head and a spray-painted message about $2,000 checks during battle with Republicans over stimulus payments

    US orders aircraft carrier USS Nimitz OUT of the Middle East two days after B-52 bombers flew over the Persian Gulf in warning to Iran against retaliating for Soleimani killing

    Pentagon decided to send home the Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz
    USS Nimitz has been off the coast of Somalia during 10-month deployment
    Decision to send ship home comes amid heightened tensions with Iran
    US on Wednesday flew strategic bombers over Persian Gulf in show of force
    Move aimed at deterring Iran from retaliating for killing of Qassem Soleimani
    On January 3, 2020, US strike killed the Iranian commander in Iraq
    Days after rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad, Trump warned Iran
    ‘If an American is killed, I will hold Iran responsible,’ president tweeted last week
    Iran on Friday warned Soleimani’s killers are ‘not safe on Earth’
    Iranian president boasted the ‘life of this criminal (Trump) will soon end’
    Is this just a joke… They pretend leaving but they are close ot Persian Gulf.

  7. WW3 fears: Iran issues terrifying threat to US as military put on standby – ‘We are ready’
    IRAN has issued a terrifying threat to the US and warned its military forces are on standby as tensions continue to soar between the two nations.
    ran’s foreign ministry has issued an ominous warning to Washington just days after US war planes were spotting flying over the Middle East. A spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “We will respond strongly to any US attack. We are ready for any scenario.”
    I predicted it for highest possibility. Iran Ghani replacement of Ghasem also warned if USA and Israeli submarines do not leace Persian Gulf we will soon take them to bottom of ocean.

  8. ER NEWS:WW3 is imminent!

    Israeli Airstrikes Reported Near Damascus
    Attack claimed to have targeted ammunition depot in Zabadani
    Jason Ditz Posted on December 29, 2020Categories NewsTags Israel, Syria

    Israeli warplanes have once again attacked the area near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday morning, with Syrian state media reporting that air defenses were activating and foiling much of the attack.

    Details on damage are not clear at this point, which is usually how early reports go, though reports are the attacks targeted an ammunition depot in Zabadani, and that there were “major blasts.” Some media reports said one person was killed, but that’s yet to be confirmed.

    In keeping with Israel’s narrative, the depot was presented as having something to do with Hezbollah.

    Though Israel attacks Syria almost every single week these days, the attacks nominally target other Shi’ite groups that have some interest in Syria.

    As usual, Israel has refused to comment on the reported attack, saying that they don’t comment on reported operations that emerged in foreign press. Israel largely doesn’t deny these exercises, but only occasionally confirm them.

  9. Second explosion heard near presidential palace in Yemen’s Aden after deadly blast at airport where unity govt arrived – reports
    Local news have reported yet another explosion in Yemen, this time near the presidential palace, to which the new cabinet fled following the blast at Aden airport.

    Yemen’s new government was transferred to the palace right after an explosion disrupted their arrival to Aden airport earlier today. It occurred as the officials were arriving to Aden from Riyadh, where cabinet members had a swearing-in ceremony that followed prolonged coalition talks brokered by the Saudis.

    The destructive explosion at the airport resulted in more than 20 people being killed, and at least 60 injured, according to Salem Al-Shabhi, a senior health official who spoke to the Independent.
    The new government was formed to cement an alliance between the Cabinet of Yemen, backed by Saudi Arabia, and the Southern Transitional Council. Amid the Yemeni civil war, both factions now stand against the Houthi rebels controlling the country’s North.

    Earlier today, the Houthis denied responsibility for the airport attack.
    Terrorist regime of Iran is responsible for this act and soon will be punished.
    We told you there will be strikes coming this is phase 1 and 2 and 3 under way.
    We need put all forces in code red.
    Strange Sounds there will be a lot of news even hourly changes sorry but i monitor all WEB to give you #1 news … Happy New Year ..2021.
    The some good things happened in world . Scotland Set to Be First Country to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

    Its Parliament approved a bill that would make Scotland the first country to end “period poverty.”

  10. There is a news on Sink hole opened up in a city close to Austria or Sweden , mountain around there. Almost half of city went under sink hole… I do my best find it. Please find it and put it if possible. Thanks..

    Croatia earthquake: Strong aftershocks hit after quake kills seven

    4.8 and 4.7 shook same area again?

  11. The moment a missile ‘launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels’ slams into Yemen airport killing 26 minutes after the new government landed in capital

    Explosion and gunfire heard at airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden
    At least 26 people were reported dead and dozens more wounded in the attack
    Came as members of the country’s newly formed government disembarked from plane that had arrived from Saudi Arabia
    Government of President Hadi and south separatists are fighting Houthi rebels
    World War 3 started!What do you think

  12. The gates of hell opened OCT 1 st and double moon.Pence finally breaks with Trump: VP refuses to join Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s bid to stop Congress certifying Biden victory

    Vice President Mike Pence refused to sign on to a plan that would upend Congress certifying the election on January 6 for President-elect Joe Biden
    Earlier this week, Rep. Louie Gohmert and Arizona’s slate of Republican ‘electors’ sued Pence in a Texas federal court
    They want the judge to rule that Pence can choose which set of electors’ votes to count toward the tally when he presides over Congress
    On December 14 when the Electoral College met, alternate Republican ‘electors’ also met in state capitals where President Donald Trump lost
    Gohmert and the Arizona Republicans want Pence to be able to simply read off those votes instead, which one legal expert called ‘jaw-droppingly stupid’

    #2 Soleimani’s Successor Threatens American Officials With Salman Rushdie’s Fate

    The commander of Iran’s Qods (Quds) Force, Esmail Ghaani has threatened American officials in a closed-door session of the Iranian parliament convened on the approach of the first anniversary of the United States’ killing his predecessor, Major-General Qasem Soleimani. Later,in an open session, parliament initiated a bill for “reciprocal measures” against the US for killing Soleimani.

    Ghaani told lawmakers on Wednesday [December 30] that those responsible for the assassination, which was claimed by US President Donald Trump, “should learn how to live secretly like Salman Rushdie,” Jahan News reported.

    In 1989 Iran’s leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, calling for the death of British-Indian author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy in his 1988 book, The Satanic Verses. Rushdie lived in secrecy and under protection for many years, and his public appearances remain limited.

    As commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force, Soleimani supervised Iran’s regional network of state and non-state allies. He was heavily involved both in the Syrian war and in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

    Journalists were not present at Wednesday’s parliament session and Iranian media reported only snippets of what transpired. Fars news agency quoted a member of parliament, Ahmad Alireza Baygi, that Ghaani had reported on “latest developments in the region…[and] on the makeup and arrangement of resistance forces [Iran’s regional allies and proxies] in the region.”

    Baygi quoted Ghaani as promising that “with the measures on the agenda of the resistance forces,” the decline of American forces was imminent. Trump is currently reducing US troop numbers from 3,500 to 2,500 in Iraq and from 4,500 to 2,500 in Afghanistan, down respectively from 7,500 and 12,000 in 2018. The US has around 180,000 troops deployed overseas.

    With the first anniversary of Soleimani’s death days away, the media and officials in Iran are portraying Soleimani as an Iranian hero and international Islamic figure. President Hassan Rouhani spoke at length about the general during his weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, praising him for his activities since US forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001 following the September 11 Al-Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington. Rouhani reiterated that the expulsion of US forces from the Middle East would be “final revenge” for Soleimani’s death.

    Iranian officials have often spoken of expelling US forces as a measure of revenge. They have signaled caution during the remaining weeks of Trump’s presidency.

    Tensions are running high in Iraq in the run-up to the anniversary of the January 3 killings, when four Iraqis – including Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of a prominent militia – died alongside Soleimani and three other Iranians. Feelings have been exacerbated by Trump’s December 23 pardon of four Blackwater military contractors convicted of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in 2007.

    Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanese Hezbollah, on Sunday repeated earlier remarks that his group and other Iranian allies should be careful in the last few weeks of Trump’s administration, calling the defeated president “angry” and “crazy.”
    WW3 is in final days and soon will be started by one mistakes.
    Hassani is also left Lebanon but due to security reason we do not allow it to say where he is now?

  13. Anniversary of the death of Qassem Soleimani; ‌ 30-hour flight of US bombers over the Persian Gulf

    Three days before the anniversary of the death of Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force, the United States flew its giant bombers over the Persian Gulf for the third time in the last 45 days.

    The Associated Press quoted a senior U.S. military official as saying that the United States, in response to Iran’s possible plan to attack its allied targets, would launch two B-52 bombers for the second time in a month on Wednesday to “demonstrate power” in the United States. The field of deterrence has flown in the sky of the Persian Gulf.

    The US official noted the possibility of Iran launching an attack in Iraq or elsewhere in the region in the coming days.

    The bombers flew from Minut Air Base in North Dakota for “30 hours,” FoxNews wrote in a statement, according to US Central Command (Centcom).

    Fox News reports that this is the third flight similar to the giant US bombers in the last 45 days. The network also noted that there were no problems during the flight of the bombers and that Iran did not show any public reaction to it.

    “The United States continues to use its war-ready capabilities in the area under the command of US Central Command to prevent any possible hostilities and to make it clear that we are ready and capable of any aggression,” said Frank McKenzie, ‌ Centcom Commander Frank McKenzie ‌ “To respond to the Americans and our interests.”

    He also denied any intention to go to war with Iran, adding: “No one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or take decisive action in response to any attack.”

    At the same time, a senior US official told Fox News that “more sophisticated operations” against the Americans in Iraq were possible and that the US embassy in Baghdad might be attacked again.

    Continued US and Israeli military readiness in the region

    The US move comes in the final days of the Donald Trump administration as the anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani on January 4 has raised concerns about the possibility of “retaliatory” attacks by Iran or its allies in the region.

    Israel, which Iran accuses of being involved in the deaths of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a prominent military and nuclear figure in the Islamic Republic, recently steered a submarine across the Suez Canal into the Persian Gulf.

    Rising tensions in countries such as Iraq and Palestine have also shown their effects.

    Last week, during a rocket attack, the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone was targeted, prompting US President Donald Trump to warn Iran.

    On the other hand, Shiite militias backed by the Islamic Republic in the country, including the books of Hezbollah and Asaeb Ahl al-Haq, have made clear their warnings against the central government in Baghdad, accusing it of collaborating in Soleimani’s death.

    In Palestine, a number of militant groups fired rockets into the Mediterranean Sea near the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, holding their “first joint exercise.”

    “If an American is killed, I hold Iran responsible, think about it,” Trump wrote on Twitter in a “healthy friendly recommendation.”

    In Iran, the commander of the Quds Force, Ismail Qaani, threatened to kill Donald Trump and other US officials, including the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense and the head of the CIA, in a closed-door session of parliament on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death. World War 3 is in full motion . January Suprise?
    The price of freedom are some times costly. Islam out of Iran now, No to Sharia Law of Satanic Ayatoolahs. This is shock and owe #2 .. Iran has ballistic missiles undetected and we told you Iran has 10 atom bombs already is nuclear nation.
    Nuke Iran now end misery and injustices for people democratic of Iran. We ask Army Navy Air Force stand down in Iran. Let freedom rings.

    • Dogs have a sense of smell 600× stronger than humans. They can hear much better too, so if someone is trapped, and incapacitated, they will know, alert, and help rescue.

  14. I predicted it . Now we have less 7 hours so to Full moon. Which will planet is effected till Jan 26 2021. Volcanoes and Tornadoes, Ice Storms continues globally.
    Fires in Australia since they having summer. COVID 19 is a joke.
    Dr. Fauci warns that ‘super-COVID’ WILL come to the US – if it’s not here already – and says January could be MUCH deadlier than December as hospitalizations hit record high of 121,000

    on Monday predicted that the US coronavirus crisis will worsen significantly next month
    He pinned his prediction in part on Americans’ failure to heed experts’ advice against travel and gatherings over Christmas
    He declined to speculate how high the numbers will get but said: ‘I hope we just don’t get to that level of continually seeing over 800,000 [daily cases]’
    Fauci reiterated concerns about a new mutant strain of coronavirus which he says is likely already in the US
    ‘I cannot imagine that we’re not going to get it,’ he said. ‘The question is preventing it from becoming the dominant strain’
    The US broke a new record for hospitalizations on Monday with 121,000
    It marked 27th day in a row that hospitalizations have surpassed 100,000
    US air travel hit a pandemic-high on Sunday following Christmas, with at least 1.28 million Americans flying and another 1.1 million flew on Monday
    Officials think vaccines will work against the new strain but so far just over 2.1 million Americans have received their first doses – a fraction of the 20 million people officials promised to vaccinate by year-end
    Most doses are going to health care workers and nursing home residents, but some high profile leaders are getting early doses, including Vice President-elect Kamala Harris who got her first shot Tuesday . COVID 20 and 21 is arrived many part of world. Yet quakes have not yet arrived . Then from BC Canada to San Diego
    we will be frez to death? 4 Submarines are in Persian Gulf 1 from Israel and 3 from USA, cost and maintenance of them is high so either by Jan 20 Iran limited attack starts or very possibility of B52 drops atom bombs on nuclear sites. If this does not happen , then shame on us. More Terrorist activity will get high in USA. Last time gave you warning with speakers. Next time you may not be lucky? I think useless vaccine of COVID 19 is out dated , since they start put any vaccines ,new super COVID 20,21 arrived? Joe Biden must give up its Presidency since there was a lot of elections misconceptions. But yet to be determine. Civil War in USA hope not but regardless whom elects or stay longer call Martial Law with new elections.
    There will be mother of civil war coming to USA? PREPARE PREPARE what is coming toward all of us even in BC Canada?

  15. They saved that boy trapped in the car. Looks like the bricks and mortar will be a good trade to work out there. Probably hard to get steel, too expensive.

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