One killed, several injured as earthquake rocks southern Bosnia | News


The tremor hit 42km (26 miles) south east of Mostar and was felt throughout the Balkans, in line with media stories.

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has rocked southern Bosnia with media stories saying at the very least one individual has been killed and several other injured.

The earthquake struck late on Friday hitting 42km (26 miles) south east of town of Mostar, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) mentioned.

The quake was at a depth of 5 kilometres (3.1 miles), it added.

A 28-year-old girl died of accidents after a boulder crashed down a hill and struck her home within the city of Stolac, close to Mostar.

A number of others had been evenly injured, together with members of the sufferer’s household.

The earthquake additionally toppled partitions and prompted harm to property in a number of different localities, together with Mostar and the city of Ljubinje, in line with native and civil defence authorities.

It was felt throughout the Balkans as distant as Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje, greater than 400km (249 miles) from the epicentre, in line with media stories.

The EMSC warned that “aftershocks are more likely to occur within the coming hours and days”.

The Balkans is vulnerable to seismic exercise and earthquakes are frequent.

A magnitude 6.4 quake in December 2020 within the Petrinja area of Croatia, close to the capital Zagreb, killed seven folks and destroyed lots of of buildings and homes.

In March 2020, Zagreb was hit by a magnitude 5.3 tremor that prompted intensive harm.

In November 2019, greater than 50 folks had been killed in Albania by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that additionally left hundreds homeless.

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