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26 Nov 2019 | 05:32 AM UTC

Bosnia-Herzegovina: 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Herzegovina-Neretva Canton November 26

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes east-southeast of Blagaj (Herzegovina-Neretva Canton) on November 26; aftershocks possible



The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.4-magnitude earthquake about 6 km (4 mi) east-southeast of Blagaj (Herzegovina-Neretva Canton), on Tuesday, November 26. According to the USGS, the quake hit at approximately 09:19 (local time) at a depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was located at approximately at 43°N 18°E. There were no immediate reports of infrastructure damage in the area.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.