Bosnia earthquake – level 3

28-04-2022 07:00

Last Friday, Bosnia experienced a strong earthquake with magnitude of 5.7. People felt the earthquake throughout the country and in neighboring Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.

The earthquake hit 42 kilometers southeast of the city of Mostar, and according to scientists, it was at a depth of five kilometers. One person died, at least two were injured, and hundreds of people fled from their homes. The earthquake caused significant damage across several cities, including Ljubinje and Čapljina. People felt it as far as Belgrade, more than 400 kilometers from the epicenter.

Scientists warned that aftershocks were likely to happen in the coming days, and they added that the Balkans was prone to seismic activity, so earthquakes were frequent in the area.

Difficult words: epicenter (the point on the earth’s surface directly above the origin of an earthquake), aftershock (a smaller earthquake that follows a large earthquake), prone (likely to suffer from something).

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