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 response to media reviews.

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has rocked southern Bosnia with media reviews saying not less than 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) stated.

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

A 28-year-old lady 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 induced injury to property in a number of different localities, together with Mostar and the city of Ljubinje, in response to native and civil defence authorities.

It was felt throughout the Balkans as far-off as Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje, greater than 400km (249 miles) from the epicentre, in response to media reviews.

The EMSC warned that “aftershocks are prone 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 individuals and destroyed a whole bunch of buildings and homes.

In March 2020, Zagreb was hit by a magnitude 5.3 tremor that induced in depth injury.

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