Multiple hazard models are used to cover the African continent. A summary of the relevant hazard models and links to their existing documentation is in the table below.






Democratic Republic of Congo

A combination of WAF and SSA, removing duplicate sources

Not available



A combination of WAF and NAF, removing duplicate sources

Not available


Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

See details in mosaic documentation: https://hazard.openquake.org/gem/models/NAF/

Poggi, V., Garcia-Peláez, J., Styron, R. et al. (2020) A probabilistic seismic hazard model for North Africa. Bull Earthquake Eng. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-020-00820-4


Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

See details in mosaic documentation: https://hazard.openquake.org/gem/models/SSA/

Poggi, V., Durrheim, R., Mavonga Tuluka, G., Weatherill, G., Gee, R., Pagani, M., Nyblade, A., Delvaux, D., 2017. Assessing Seismic Hazard of the East African Rift: a pilot study from GEM and AfricaArray. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. Volume 15, Issue 11, 4499–4529, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-017-0152-4


Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

See details in mosaic documentation: https://hazard.openquake.org/gem/models/WAF/

Not available


Eswatini, Lesotho, South Africa

See details in mosaic documentation: https://hazard.openquake.org/gem/models/ZAF/

Midzi, V., Manzunzu, B., Mulabisana, T., Zulu, B.S., Pule, T., and Myendeki, S. (2019) Probabilistic seismic hazard maps for South Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 162, February 2020