Earthquakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
29 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.
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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Bosnia and Herzegovina by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11 am UTC.
Recent earthquakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nov. 20, 6:20 am
    Magnitude 4.7: central Italy at a depth of ten km.

Earthquakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Bosnia and Herzegovina happened on 10/27/1969 in the Bosnia-Herzegovina (Kakasi, Jablan) region with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
04/22/2022Bosnia-Herzegovina (Mostar, Stolac)10 km5.71
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. Data have been summarized and translated.
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