A massive 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Croatia early Tuesday, causing widespread damage near the epicenter and surrounding areas, according to The New York Times.
- The earthquake reportedly happened in the town of Petrinja.
- One person reportedly died from the earthquake.
- The quake was the second in 24 hours. Tremors continue to rattle the Balkans region.
Darinko Dumbovic, the mayor of Petrinja, responded to the incident in an emotional press conference, according to The New York Times.
- “This is a catastrophe. My city is completely destroyed.”
- “We need firefighters, we don’t know what’s under the surfaces, a roof fell on a car, we need help.”
- “Mothers are crying for their children.”
Social media shared a number of photos and videos of the earthquake's damage, which included broken buildings, shattered windows and more.