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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science

Analyzing the Seismic Activity in Dodoma City and Insights on Possible Hazard Mitigation Strategies and Technologies for the City

( Vol-2,Issue-12,December 2016 )

Author(s): Asinta Manyele

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Page No: 2157-2160
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Earthquake, MEMS Seismic sensors, Seismic sensor networks, seismic hazard, seismic alerts.


Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania, lies within the East African Rift System (EARS) prone to earthquake of moderate to strong ground shaking. In the recent years, Dodoma area has been hit by earthquakes with considerable damages to build environments as the case for the magnitude 5.5 earthquakes of November 2002 that induced several cracks to National Parliament building and brought several panics to Tanzanian Members of Parliament who was in the session. By revisiting the geologic setting of Dodoma, earthquake activities and the current technologies for earthquake monitoring in the urban areas, the study proposes the community earthquake monitoring network for Dodoma City and the nearby populations that are currently dwelling in background with possibility for earthquake of magnitude larger than 5. The proposed network of seismic sensors can help in providing 10 seconds of warning times to Dodoma city dwellers.

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