A magnitude-4.9 earthquake (search) jolted western Slovenia (search) on Monday, sending tremors through neighboring Italy, Austria and Croatia. At least one person was killed.

Slovene state radio reported minor damage to homes and buildings in the sparsely populated mountainous region of Kobarid, the epicenter of the quake. Authorities said an Italian mountaineer died in a mudslide and four others were slightly injured in separate incidents.

The quake hit at 3:05 p.m. about 50 miles west of the capital, Ljubljana (search), near the alpine country's border with Italy, the National Sei in Kobarid. "But there was no serious damage."

The quake sent tremors as far as the Croat capital of Zagreb, 125 miles away, and was felt in parts of Austria and Italy.