Earthquake Engineering Resources Center

arrow.GIF (498 bytes)Seismic Zones in Ethiopia.

arrow.GIF (498 
bytes)Building Codes Standards for Seismic Design.

Summary of Ethiopian Building Code (EBCS-8-95) for earthquake analysis and design of buildings.

arrow.GIF (498 bytes)Published Studies in Seismology

arrow.GIF (498 bytes)Published studies in Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake Risks in Addis Ababa and other Major Ethiopian Cities. 
Read what Ethiopian engineers say about this potential hazard.  

arrow.GIF (498 bytes)Professional Associations in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

This page is designed to be a source of information on earthquake engineering and seismology studies in Ethiopia.

EACE-AAU Ist Int'l Conf on Earthquake Engg, Structures, Transportation and Geotechnical Engg. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - [2003].

The EAGLE Project. [2001-2003]

RADIUS Project. [2000]

Seismic map for Ethiopia (Courtesy EBCS-8-95]

Recent Seismic Activities in Ethiopia (Courtesy: Fekadu Kebede, 1996, EASEE Publication.

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Town Zone
Addis Ababa
Adigrat
Akaki
Ankober
Arba Minch
Dessie
Koka
Mojo
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4
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While other natural events claim more lives in Ethiopia, the country however sits literally on the rift-valley fault which splits the country into two physical regions. Most of the regions in the rift valley region are subjected to a frequent movement of the ground due to high seismic activity.

A sample of some of the seismic zones are given below:

 

 

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