An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 in Bosnia and Herzegovina has killed one person. Several people were injured. There is also property damage.
The earthquake happened tonight. According to the European Seismological Center, its strength was 5.7 on the Richter scale. According to the Bulgarian National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, the force was 6 points on the Richter scale. The epicenter was almost 38 km from the city of Trebinje, 42 km southeast of Mostar and 16 km east of Stolac.
The earthquake, which lasted about 20 seconds, was also felt in Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje, more than 400 km from the epicenter, BGNES reports.
In Stolac, a 28-year-old woman was seriously injured by a stone that fell on her house as a result of an earthquake, BTA reports. She died in a hospital in Mostar. Among the victims are family members of the victim.
The walls collapsed in Stolac, Lubin and Mostar. Some buildings also have cracks.
The agency said the previous major earthquake in the Balkans occurred on December 29, 2020 in Petrinja near Zagreb, killing seven people and destroying hundreds of buildings. In March 2020, Zagreb was rocked by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage. In November 2019, more than 50 people died in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Albania, leaving thousands homeless.
In November 2019, more than 50 people died in Albania in an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale. Thousands were left homeless.