A strong earthquake struck Bosnia late Friday killing one person, injuring at least two others and sending hundreds of people fleeing from their homes.

The magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit 42 kilometres southeast of the city of Mostar at 11:07 pm CET close to the southern town of Stolac, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The quake was at a depth of 5 kilometres, EMSC said.

A 27-year-old woman died from injuries and her parents were injured after a rock dislodged by the earthquake slammed into their family home in Stolac, authorities said.

Other towns in the southern part of Bosnia such as Ljubinje and Čapljina reported significant material damage, with the number of casualties not immediately known, with rescue teams set to conduct surveys of nearby villages on Saturday.

Source: https://www.euronews.com/2022/04/23/earthquake-in-bosnia-kills-one-causes-significant-damage-across-several-cities


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