Earthquakes in Croatia

In Croatia, earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Compared to the size of the country, earthquakes occur with above-average frequency, but rarely with devastating damage.

17 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Croatia since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Croatia happened on 12/29/2020 in the Croatia (Petrinja) region with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 10 km resulted in 8 deaths.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
12/29/2020Croatia (Petrinja)10 km6.48
03/22/2020Croatia (Zagreb)10 km5.41
09/05/1996Croatia (Ston, Slano)9 km6.00
09/07/1970Croatia (Knin) 5.50
04/13/1964Croatia 6.03
01/11/1962Croatia 6.11
01/07/1962Croatia 5.94

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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