Top 10 Most Earthquake Prone Cities in the World

Photo by Orlovic

Photo by Orlovic

Do you live in one of these cities?

Earthquakes are one of the most frightening natural disasters that occur around the world, with many resulting in extreme damage and injury. In some areas of the world, earthquakes occur so frequently that residents have grown accustomed to the small, minor vibrations.

There are areas of the world that are more prone to earthquakes than others. For most of the cities, the vulnerability arises from being located in seismically active areas, which is further magnified by bursting populations and poorly structured buildings.

There are approximately 500,000 earthquakes per year, with 100,000 being strong enough they can be felt. These are the top 10 most earthquake prone cities in the world.