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 By China's Ministry of Civil Affairs

Early warning saves lives in China earthquake

7 Aug 2014, UNISDR AP

'The early warning system was installed last September and each semester the school held two drills to teach students to evacuate the school building once the TV set started counting down. Several seconds seem really short but it can save lives in a major earthquake,' Fan Keming, a teacher at Baihetan High School said...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 1998 238,973,000
Flood 1991 210,232,227
Flood 1996 154,634,000
Flood 2003 150,146,000
Flood 2010 134,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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