Deadly earthquakes of October 26, 19XX – Bosnia and Herzegovina and Pakistan

Titanic building in Banja Luka after the earthquake

M 5.6    26-10-69    Depth 15 km    Bosnia and Herzegovina – killing 15 people
On 26 and 27 October 1969, two devastating earthquakes damaged many buildings in Banja Luka.
15 people got killed, and over a thousand injured. A large building called Titanik in the center of the town was razed to the ground, and the area was turned into a central public square.
With contributions from all over Yugoslavia, Banja Luka was repaired and rebuilt. That was a period when a large Serb population moved to the city from the surrounding villages, and distant areas in Herzegovina.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 5.2    26-10-07    Depth 10 km    Pakistan     – killing 1 person
NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR. One person killed and landslides injured at least 12 people in Ghanche. Felt in Ladakh.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

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