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New Zealand: Earthquakes demonstrate people caught by surprise

26 Feb 2015, Canterbury Univ

'What any community needs to know is what the next disaster can do, and prepare by altering its behaviour so that when any disaster happens, the effects will be,' says University of Canterbury natural hazards researcher Professor Tim Davies. He will be speaking at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction...



General Facts
  • Population: 31.8 million (2005)
  • Density: 4 per sq km
  • Total Area: 8564 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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