One Killed, Several Injured in Bosnia Quake

By Reuters
April 23, 2022Europe
One Killed, Several Injured in Bosnia Quake
Seismic map photo of an earthquake that struck the Bosnia and Herzegovina region, on April 22, 2022. (USGS/Screenshot via NTD)

SARAJEVO—One person was killed and several injured after a magnitude 5.6 quake hit southern Bosnia on Friday night followed by a series of smaller aftershocks, officials and media reported on Saturday.

A 27-year-old woman was killed and others were injured when a boulder crashed down a hill and struck a house in Stolac. A hospital in nearby Mostar reported admitting several people from the area with lighter injuries.

No major damage from the quake was reported, according to local officials.

Felt across Bosnia and in neighboring countries, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) earlier said the quake measured 6.0 in magnitude and struck at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).

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