Markers at the site of the future container settlement in Petrinja (Photo: Antonio Pejsa/PIXSELL) Markers at the site of the future container settlement in Petrinja (Photo: Antonio Pejsa/PIXSELL)

Another moderate earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter near Petrinja, hit at 4:54 this afternoon. However, there are constant minor tremors occurring in the area on a daily basis.

The focus of emergency services in the Sisak-Moslavina and Karlovac counties is ensuring that everyone who was left without a roof over their heads after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in December has adequate shelter. Containers are continuously being brought in, with works on the container settlement in Petrinja are expected to continue tomorrow. The settlement is expected to have 100 housing units and an additional 50 units in a makeshift business center.

On Sunday the Deputy Mayor of Petrinja, Viktorija Kaleb, warned that if works on reviving the city don’t start in earnest soon, the city might never recover: "If there is a truly prompt reaction, meaning that by next month one third of the houses that need to be demolished are in fact torn down, then fine. But if people are left in containers for a longer period, I don't think Petrinja will in any way resemble a city for a long time to come."

Source: HRT