Top 10 Countries Which Are Prone to Earthquakes

There are few of the countries in the world which are much prone to earthquakes. In this article, those countries will be discussed.

10

Jakarta, Indonesia Earthquakes

[caption id="attachment_4245" align="aligncenter" width="667"]Jakarta, Indonesia Earthquakes Jakarta, Indonesia[/caption]

image source: dawn.com Jakarta is a city that is much prone to earthquakes and natural disasters. Last year, the city witnessed a bad earthquake where thousands buildings were destroyed and hundreds causalities took place.

9

Izmir, Turkey

[caption id="attachment_4246" align="aligncenter" width="634"]Izmir, Turkey Earthquakes Izmir, Turkey[/caption]

image source: judithstarkston Turkey’s Izmir city is also prone to earthquakes. It is reported that almost every day, the city witnesses small to medium scale earthquakes.

8

Mexico City, Mexico

[caption id="attachment_4247" align="aligncenter" width="696"]Mexico City, Mexico Earthquakes Mexico City, Mexico[/caption]

image source: symonsez.wordpress.com Mexico city too faces earthquakes in plenty and due to the badly designed houses and buildings, the city gets huge damages whenever any natural disaster happens.

7

San Salvador, El Salvador

[caption id="attachment_4248" align="aligncenter" width="593"]San Salvador, El Salvador Earthquakes San Salvador, El Salvador[/caption]

image source: elsalvador.usaid.gov San Salvador is a thickly populated city of El Salvador and every year the city faces a numver of earthquakes and other natural disasters.

6

Islamabad, Pakistan

[caption id="attachment_4249" align="aligncenter" width="510"]Islamabad, Pakistan Earthquakes Islamabad, Pakistan[/caption]

image source: vosizneias.com Pakistan’s capital and its adjacent cities and areas are much prone to earthquakes. Since the capital city and the adjacent cities are hilly, much destruction takes places whenever natural disasters happen.

5

Manila, Philippines

[caption id="attachment_4250" align="aligncenter" width="728"]Manila, Philippines Earthquakes Manila, Philippines[/caption]

image source: photoblog.nbcnews.com It is said that in Manila, around twenty earthquakes happen on regular basis. Few of them are felt and the rest are not. The city is much prone to earthquakes.

4

Quito, Ecuador

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Once a hugely populated city of Ecuador, it is today less populated due to the destructions happen with earthquakes. The engineers are now working on the causes which lead to destructions.

3

Delhi, India

[caption id="attachment_4252" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Delhi, India Earthquakes Delhi, India[/caption]

image source: theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com Delhi, India’s capital, is situated on the edge which is more prone to earthquakes and natural disasters. The disasters keep happening there.

2

Istanbul, Turkey

[caption id="attachment_4253" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Istanbul, Turkey Earthquakes Istanbul, Turkey[/caption]

image source: beca.com A vastly populated city, Istanbul too witnesses earthquakes a lot and destructions happens because of badly designed constructions.

1

Kathmandu, Nepal

[caption id="attachment_4254" align="aligncenter" width="592"]Kathmandu, Nepal Earthquakes Kathmandu, Nepal[/caption]

image source: newscientist.com It is said that if earthquake takes place on larger scale, thousands causalities can happen in the city. Katmandu keeps facing earthquakes more than any city of the world. [smartads]

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  1. gavril

    FYI THE PIC. 5 Isn’t Manila it is in Mindanao Philipines it is the second to the biggest state on Philipines!

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