Top 6 most earthquake-prone countries in Africa

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson December 11, 2018

Top 6 most earthquake-prone countries in Africa

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Despite being a very small country with a population less than a million people, Djibouti is considered Africa’s most prone earthquake zone.

According to the Earthquake intensity  Mercalli Scale which has a roman numerical ranking of I (light) to XII(catastrophic), Djibouti ranks at IX-XII, which translates as disastrous to catastrophic. The country’s highest earthquake according to the Richters scale had a magnitude of  6.2 in 1992. The last earthquake in Djibouti was in April 2008.

Its neighbouring country, Eritrea is also Earthquake prone with a lower record of earthquakes.

Last Edited by:Nduta Waweru Updated: December 11, 2018


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