As a precaution in Slovenia, the only operating in the country nuclear power plant Krško was shut down after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 was recorded in neighbouring Croatia, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The management company of the nuclear power plant clarified that this is a standard procedure provided for in the event of a strong earthquake.
The media reminds that Krško is the only nuclear power plant in Slovenia, located about 100 km east of Ljubljana.
The current 700 MW Westinghouse reactor was built in the former Yugoslavia and was launched in 1983. Slovenia and Croatia jointly own it.
The station provides about 20% of Slovenia's electricity needs and 15% of Croatia's.
Environmentalists have previously called for the plant to be closed due to the outdated design and earthquakes risk in the region.
Earlier it was reported that there was an explosion at the power plant.