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Posted by: londiwe | 2011/09/14

tsunami and earthquake

Would tsunamis and earthquakes affect South Africa? Is there a risk here?

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Earthquakes are possible just about anywhere on the earth's surface, but the risk of a major earthquake in SA is low. Ground motion is relatively rare here; interestingly, most is associated with mine tremors. Our shoreline is also too far away from seismic zones where major earthquakes, and the resulting tsunamis, are likely to be generated. Even so, it's not impossible.

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Posted by: EnviroHealth Expert | 2011/09/20

Earthquakes are possible just about anywhere on the earth's surface, but the risk of a major earthquake in SA is low. Ground motion is relatively rare here; interestingly, most is associated with mine tremors. Our shoreline is also too far away from seismic zones where major earthquakes, and the resulting tsunamis, are likely to be generated. Even so, it's not impossible.

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