Bosnia and Herzegovina has been struck by a strong earthquake Friday evening. According to the preliminary information, the quake was 5.7 magnitude, and the epicenter was 15 kilometers from Stolac.
The quake was felt in many cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and across the region.
🔔#Earthquake (#zemljotres) M6.0 occurred 9 km N of #Ljubinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 3 min ago (local time 23:07:48). More info at:
— EMSC (@LastQuake) April 22, 2022
Mostar residents got out of their homes and onto the streets. “Everything was shaking, we immediately went outside,” said one woman.
Part of the chimney from the building near the Mostar National Theater collapsed but, fortunately, no one was injured. Police blocked part of the street and firefighters arrived. This will be a sleepless night in the city on the Neretva river.
The people of Mostar left their homes out of fear, and according to the photos we received from the site, part of the facades on the buildings collapsed.
Sarajevo residents also reported minor damages, such as mirrors or paintings falling from walls.
More detailed information will be available Saturday morning.