OREANDA-NEWS. The Croatian government officially declared January 2 a day of mourning for those who died in the earthquake on Tuesday. The state news agency HINA reported this on December 30.

“I consulted on this issue with the president of the republic and the speaker of parliament. They also support this decision,” Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said. The government meeting began on Wednesday with a minute of silence in memory of the victims.

On Tuesday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 was recorded in Croatia. The epicenter was located 46 kilometers southeast of the country’s capital, Zagreb at a depth of 5 kilometers. According to HINA, the death toll from the earthquake has reached seven people.

Tremors in Croatia have not stopped since Monday morning. Over the past 49 hours, 40 tremors have been recorded in the country. Tremors were also felt in Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and the southeastern regions of Austria.