Earthquakes in EthiopiaIn Ethiopia earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
70 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.
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Earthquakes in Ethiopia since 1950The strongest earthquake in Ethiopia happened on 06/01/1961 in the region Karakore with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 21 km resulted in 30 deaths.
|12/16/2010||Jima, Hosa'ina, Shenk'ola, Wenjela||24 km||5.1||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.