After three days of intense seismic activity in Croatia, the country’s president has ordered a major earthquake monitoring operation.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Vojislav Seselj said the government will deploy at least 1,500 seismologists and seismologists from around the country to help coordinate the countrys response to the earthquake.
“This will be the first of its kind in the European Union,” Seselsj said.
“We will send out a team to Croatia.
This is not only for our national security.
We want to know how people are feeling and what kind of emergency measures are necessary.”
The magnitude 7.1 quake hit the central Croatian city of Gornja on Monday evening.
The epicentre was located on a ridge between the country´s north and south basins.
The quake’s epicentral centre was at a depth of about 5 kilometres.
In recent weeks, the Croatian government has been putting pressure on the country\’s seismologists to keep an eye out for new earthquakes.
The tremors have triggered landslides and caused landslides in the region.
On Tuesday, the president said there was no danger to the public.
“There is no danger,” Sarsak said.
“I do not think there will be any danger, especially in the mountainous area.”
The government has also issued a warning to residents not to leave their homes for the foreseeable future.
“Residents should be vigilant about their surroundings,” Saksak said, adding that authorities are monitoring the risk of landslides as well.
He said the country is monitoring seismic activity from all sides of the border, including from the border with Slovenia.
The Croatian government is also monitoring the earthquake in Serbia, where seismologists have been trying to determine if the tremor is from a fault or a fault-slip that may have occurred in the neighbouring country.
The president also said there were no reports of damage in Serbia.
Serbia has been struck by several earthquakes in recent weeks.
On Monday, a 6.7 magnitude quake hit its eastern town of Ljubljana, killing at least six people.
On Wednesday, another 6.1 magnitude quake struck Serbia’s border region of Krajina, killing more than 30 people.
Serbian seismologists say that both earthquakes were triggered by faults in the eastern part of the country.
In October, another 7.6 magnitude quake was recorded in the country, which was a result of a fault that had been pushed into the country by a glacier.