Sites of high seismic intensities (VI–VIII) during the 1750 Rijeka, Croatia, earthquake correlate first with the Bakar–Vinodol thrust (or fault zone), one of the main features accommodating convergence in northern Adria; and second, with a fault derived from inversion/elastic dislocation modeling of tectonic, differential subsidence of submerged coastal notches. We can hence conclude that a segment of the Bakar–Vinodol thrust reactivated during the 1750 and possibly previous earthquakes, also explain increased coastal subsidence in the parts of the Bakar area.

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