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Zimbabwe: Seismic Hazard Distribution Map

Chinhoyi Legend
Seismic hazard (PGA m/s )
2
Significant earthquakes
(Modified from Giardini et al. 1999) 2150 B.C. to 2010
(NOAA, 2010)
Harare Very low (0 - 0.2)
Epworth Low (0.2 - 0.8) Richter scale magnitude
Medium (0.8 - 2.4) 0,0 or Unknown
Chitungwiza (before instrumentation)
Kadoma High (2.4 - 4)
Very high ( >4) 0,1 - 1,9 (Unfelt)
No data
2,0 - 2,9 (Very minor)
Plate boundaries
Kwekwe Mutare (NOAA, 1998)
3,0 - 3,9 (Minor)

International boundaries
4,0 - 4,9 (Light)
Gweru (United Nations, 2010)
5,0 - 5,9 (Moderate)
Major cities
(Geonames, 2010) 6,0 - 6,9 (Strong)
Masvingo
Bulawayo Significant volcanic eruptions 7,0 - 7,9 (Very strong)
435 B.C. to 2010
(NOAA, 2010) >8,8 (Catastrophic)

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Further information
Projection: Geographic Emergency & Humanitarian Action in the African Region:
Geographic coordinate system : WGS 84 ehaafro@afro.who.int
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