Series of earthquakes rattles Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Two earthquakes shook parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina early on the morning of October 26. The first tremor was at 12.45am local time and had a strength of 4.2 on the Richter Scale. The epicentre was 67km west of Sarajevo.

Five minutes later, another, stronger quake rattled the small country, at a strength of 4.7. In this case, the epicentre was two km from the first one. Aftershocks were reported.

There have been no reports so far of injuries or damage.

On the internet, residents commented on what they felt. On the website volcanodiscovery.com, a user said: “Bed shook, heavier than having my two cats jump into bed. Also, it lasted longer than I expected.”

Other residents said that their desks had started shaking moderately. A man from Mostar complained that his windows and walls had moved.

The earthquakes took place just as Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borissov was on his way to Bosnia, for an official visit.

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