Earthquake rocks eastern Slovakia

EASTERN Slovakia suffered an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale on May 21, damaging more than 90 percent of the homes in the village of Jasenov.

The daily Pravda reported that some insurance firms may not pay for all claims resulting from the earthquake, because the tremors were not strong enough. Some companies only pay out when tremors exceed 5 or 6 on the Richter scale.

The worst recorded earthquake in Slovakia killed 63 people in 1763. It would have measured 8 or 9 on the Richter scale and was centred on the southern town of Komárno.

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