Earthquakes in MontenegroIn Montenegro, 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.
Since 1950, more than 130 people have been killed by the direct consequences of earthquakes. There were 2 earthquakes that also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lives, and cause additional damage.
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Earthquakes in Montenegro since 1950The strongest earthquake in Montenegro happened on 04/15/1979 in the Montenegro region with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 44 km resulted in 131 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami, leading to further victims and destruction.
|01/04/2018||Montenegro (Berane)||10 km||5.1||0|
|04/09/1979||Bar Ulcinj||20 km||5.3||0|
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.