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Earthquakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.

28 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina happened on 10/27/1969 in the region Bosnia-Herzegovina (Kakasi, Jablan) with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
02/21/2015Bosnia-Herzegovina:8 km3.64
11/27/1990Bosnia-Herzegovina (Titograd)58 km5.60
11/25/1986Bosnia-Herzegovina (Strmica, Knin)42 km5.50
05/13/1984Ljubinje; Croatia (Dubrovnik)55 km5.11
08/13/1981Bosnia-Herzegovina (Banja Luka)11 km5.50
10/27/1969Bosnia-Herzegovina (Kakasi, Jablan) 6.49
10/26/1969Bosnia-Herzegovina (Banja Luka) 6.014
06/11/1962Bosnia-Herzegovina 6.30


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.

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