Earthquakes in Slovenia

In Slovenia earthquakes are moderate, but cause even slight damages to robust houses. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.

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Earthquakes in Slovenia since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Slovenia happened on 07/12/2004 in the region Bovec, Kobarid with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 7 km resulted in 1 deaths.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
07/12/2004Bovec, Kobarid7 km5.21
07/16/1977Slovenia (Trstenik,bela,tenetise)29 km4.60
06/20/1974Slovenia (Kozjansko)27 km4.50
05/19/1963Slovenia (Ljubljana) 4.90
01/31/1956Slovenia (Ilirska Bistrica,koseze) 4.50


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.