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Slovenia remembers quake that ravaged Soča Valley 20 years ago

Ljubljana, 12 April - Two decades will have passed on Thursday since a devastating earthquake nearly demolished much of the Soča Valley but fortunately saw no casualties. With a magnitude of 5.6, the quake shook almost the entire country shortly before 1 PM on Easter Sunday and was felt as far as Switzerland and Germany.

Bovec
Consequences of 1998 earthquake.
Photo: Bovec rescue services
File photo

Čezsoča
Consequences of 1998 earthquake.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

Čezsoča
Consequences of 1998 earthquake.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

Čezsoča
Consequences of 1998 earthquake.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

Čezsoča
Consequences of 1998 earthquake.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
File photo

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