Ver Angola


Country with recent low-intensity seismic occurrence since records began in June

The National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (Inamet) said that the country has been monitoring seismic activity since June, having only recorded occurrences of low or moderate intensity in recent weeks.


“We also detected this earthquake in Morocco minutes later”, the coordinator of Inamet's geophysics area, Francisco Cahanga, told Lusa, explaining that the institution currently has a network equipped with state-of-the-art devices, which easily detect seismic occurrences at a national level or International.

“Right now, the network is modernized, with state-of-the-art equipment, and this is what is happening, any earthquake that occurs at national level, whether low or high intensity, is detected, and at a global level as well”, he assured.

In the last two weeks, Angola has recorded seismic occurrences in the provinces of Bié, Huambo and Cuando-Cubango, detected by cutting-edge equipment, in operation for around three months.

The country has no history of large-scale earthquakes, despite having provinces prone to small occurrences.

“We just need to look at Cuanza Sul and Benguela, with those mountain ranges, to realize that in the past, in those mountainous areas, there were earthquakes”, he stressed.

Regarding the possibility of greater intensity earthquakes, the official said that “the phenomena are dynamic”.

“I can say something today and tomorrow it will happen, but our history does not show the occurrence of earthquakes of great magnitude, we had a 5.2 recently in Bié and Huambo, last year we had a 6 in Cuanza Sul, so I cannot say yes or not, the phenomena are dynamic”, he said.

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