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Lebanon

'Beirut is ridiculously unprepared for a major earthquake'

14 Apr 2014, Next City

'If we design our structures for earthquakes and observe international regulations, we save a lot of lives,' said Mohammed Harajli, a professor of civil engineering at AUB in an interview with Next City. 'The cost of making a building earthquake resistant does not add that much to the cost of the building. It’s five percent maximum,' he added...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1992 104,075
Flood 2003 17,000
Flood 1987 1,500
Storm 2002 500
Wildfire 2007 15
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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