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Possible Earthquake Hotspot Zones in Kenya

Research had so far indicated that the presence of the great rift valley in Kenya means that Kenya is vulnerable to possible Earthquake occurrence. This may be accompanied by other related disaster like eruption of volcanoes and tsunami occurrence at the coastal regions.

Cities where there may be possible incidents of earthquake include Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, and parts of Kakamega. Shocking though, research had indicated that Nairobi and Mombasa have a low possibility of experiencing earthquake.

The regions located in the floor of the rift valley are at a higher risk since they are not exposed to the world seismic activity.

Whenever earth tremors occur, such regions often get the highest impact of the occurrence. Majorly, there may be fault lines occurring along the rift.

However, it is important to note that in Kenya, there is a relatively low possibility of an earthquake hazard as compared to the neighboring countries of east Africa.

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