An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred 88 km south of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina on 22 April 11:07 pm (GMT +2), the United States Geological Survey reported.
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The Croatian Seismological Service reported that the magnitude of 6.1. The epicenter is in Herzegovina. The EMSC previously reported a magnitude of 5.7.
A girl from Stolac in Herzegovina has died, and some are injured. A large number of mild tremors were reported during the night. The greatest damage occurred in Stolac and Ljubinje. Many people spent the night on the streets in those cities.
A second report was later issued by Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), which listed it as a magnitude 6.0 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 5.6, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.7, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.7.
After that some 30 earthquakes were recorded.
Of the earthquakes that followed the first strike, the strongest was at 4:20 this morning and had a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale.
At 2:59 the strength was 4.3 degrees, at 2:02 it was 2.6 degrees, and at 1:55 it was 2.9 degrees Richter. The epicenters of all the earthquakes were near Stolac.
The Euromediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported a new earthquake in Stolac. According to the EMSC, it was 2.7 degrees on the Richter scale.
The Civil Protection of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton has published a report.
"Yesterday at 23:07 there was a strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale in the City of Stolac, with the epicenter in the municipality of Berkovic, in Strupici. On that occasion, one person was killed and several people suffered minor injuries.
"During the earthquake, material damage was caused to ruined buildings and landslides on the roads Stolac - Mostar, Stolac - Neum, Stolac - Ljubinje and Stolac - Berkovići. During the night, employees of Komunalni Stolac and DVD Stolac were clearing roads in the city due to falling plaster and stones from dilapidated buildings.
"As we have learned from the HNK Ministry of the Interior at around 11:10 pm, due to the natural force of the earthquake in the area of the town of Čapljina, material damage was caused to several buildings, as well as to several parked vehicles due to falling tiles. Four people with minor injuries requested medical assistance at the Capljina Health Center, "the HNK Civil Protection report states." ■