Bosnia earthquake – level 1
A strong earthquake hits Bosnia last week. Its magnitude is 5.7. A magnitude is a number which shows how strong an earthquake is. The strongest earthquake is a number 10.
The epicenter is about 40 kilometers away from Mostar. It takes place five kilometers underground. People feel it in cities as far as 400 kilometers away.
People in Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro feel it, too. One person dies and two people are hurt. The earthquake breaks houses and roads.
Earthquakes happen often in this area. In the next days, scientists expect that smaller earthquakes will happen.
Difficult words: earthquake (an event when the ground moves, and it breaks houses and roads), epicenter (the point on the earth’s ground over an earthquake), expect (to think that something will happen).
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