SEISMIC RISK IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA BASED ON BUILDINGS’ VULNERABILITY
AbstractThe region of South-East Europe is characterized by one of the most complex seismotectonic features in the World. Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the heart of this region. The world is facing an increasing number of natural disasters among which earthquakes are on the top of the list. After extreme temperatures, it is earthquakes that cause the largest amount of deaths. To obtain an overview of the expected human and economic losses seismic risk assessment methods are used. In this paper, an example of a rapid assessment method is presented with the usage of the new hazard seismic map and its presentation, and census data for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Cities with a high-risk level are identified needing further detailed analysis.