Journal of Seismology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 469–490

Earthquakes in Tuhinj Valley (Slovenia) In 1840

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10950-015-9477-0

Cite this article as:
Cecić, I. J Seismol (2015) 19: 469. doi:10.1007/s10950-015-9477-0


A less known damaging earthquake in southern part of Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia, in 1840 is described. The main shock was on 27 August 1840 with the epicentre in Tuhinj Valley. The maximum intensity was VII EMS-98 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and in Eisenkappel, Austria. It was felt as far as Venice, Italy, 200 km away. The macroseismic magnitude of the main shock, estimated from the area of intensity VI EMS-98, was 5.0. The effects of the main shock and its aftershocks are described, and an earthquake catalogue for Slovenia in 1840 is provided. Available primary sources (newspaper articles) are presented.


Historical earthquakes 1840 Slovenia Tuhinj Valley Intensities Macroseismology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agencija RS za okoljeUrad za seizmologijo in geologijoLjubljanaSlovenia

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