Early in the morning, on Sunday 22nd March 2020, a strong earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale affected the area of Zagreb in Croatia.
The epicentre was 7 kilometres north east of Zagreb, 10kms below the surface and was followed by a number of smaller tremors.
The earthquake caused damage to thousands of buildings in the capital which cracked and now show walls and rooftops damaged. Streets in the city have been overwhelmed with debris. Chimneys landed in front of building entrances, bricks and concrete slabs fell on cars, leaving them crushed.
Furthermore, as Croatia is also facing the Coronavirus lockdown, this event brought much of the population in the streets, after social distancing regulations to prevent the spread of the virus had been put in place.
Situated in a region prone to earthquakes, the last time that Zagreb was struck by a catastrophic earthquake was in 1880.
vrs SSP Adjusters GmbH, our vrs Adjusters’ partner in Austria and Eastern Europe, has organized a task force to support clients in the area. The widespread diffusion of their offices allows to be close to customers, in compliance with the highest safety standards.
vrs SSP Adjusters GmbH was established in 1984. The team consists of 130 people who are specialised in liability, property, marine, construction & engineering and handle about 9,000 claims/year.
vrs SSP Adjusters GmbH is member of vrs Adjusters, the global organization of loss adjusting companies specialized in corporate and commercial insurance claims, which operates in 140+ countries with over 300 offices and 2,500 staff.
For further information on the taskforce, please contact:
Christine Rieder / Silvio Cosic
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