Libya is situated on the Mediterranean foreland of the African Shield; its seismicity and tectonics reflect the geological history of the north African craton. Libya is not considered a highly active seismic region (Gutenberg and Richter 1965). However, several earthquakes of magnitude > 6.0 have occurred in Libya during the past century.

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A number of authors have investigated the seismicity and seismotectonics of Libya (Seiberg 1932; Minami 1963; Gordan and Engdahl 1963; Campbell 1968; Goodchild 1968; Kebeasy 1980; Westway 1990; Suleiman and Doser 1994; Al-Heety and Eshwehdi 2004)....

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