An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded on Friday night in southern Bosnia-Herzegovina, with perception throughout the country, and caused at least one person dead and several injured, in addition to various material damage, official sources reported.
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) detected that the magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred at 23:08 local time (21:08 GMT) on Friday, and was felt in neighboring Balkan states.
Some sources indicated an even higher magnitude, above 6. Local media specified that the epicenter of the movement was located 20 kilometers east of Stolac, a region not far from Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina.
In some areas of the epicenter of the tremor some damage was recorded. In Sarajevo, Tuzla and in Mostar itself, the commotion was strong and people fled in panic.
The quake struck the municipality of Ljubinje in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, 182 kilometers southeast of the capital city of Sarajevo.
A 28-year-old woman who was injured when a stone fell on her house in the town of Stolac, near Mostar, has died in hospital, according to a medical source cited by local media. Other people were slightly injured, including members of the victim’s family.
The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) announced that several countries in the region were also affected, such as Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania. The Dalmatian coast of Croatia, especially in Split and Makarska, and in Monetengro, where it was felt at various points.
Meanwhile, what was felt in Bosnia was also felt in Abruzzo, particularly on the coast and specifically on the upper floors of buildings. Cities from Pescar to Chieti, from Giulianova to Vasto were affected.
Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983
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