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31 Dec 2007 description

Earthquake Intensity Zones in Africa

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

26 Jun 2007 description

NAIROBI - Six African governments and the United Nations today agreed on a road map to tackle the root causes of rising hunger across the drought-plagued Horn of Africa, warning that the next major crisis could force more than 20 million people into needing emergency assistance.

30 May 2007 description
  • Abundant, well distributed rains have resulted in good conditions across southern Ethiopia, southern Sudan and western portions of the Lake Victoria Basin. In West Africa, recent rains benefited recently sown crops by giving an early boost to moisture supplies in some areas.

    - Drought is worsening across interior eastern Kenya due to apparent failure of seasonal rains.

23 May 2007 description
  • Abundant, well distributed rains have resulted in good conditions across southern Ethiopia, southeastern Sudan and western portions of the Lake Victoria Basin. In West Africa, recent rains benefited recently sown crops by giving an early boost to moisture supplies in some areas.

    - Drought is worsening across interior eastern Kenya.

09 May 2007 description
  • Rainfall has been good across much of the Horn; however there are some areas where the rains thus far have been poor and others where flooding is a concern. Well distributed rains have resulted in favorable conditions across southern Ethiopia, parts of Somalia and western portions of the Lake Victoria Basin.

    - Seasonal rains are late across eastern Kenya, resulting in drought development.