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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...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 2010 300,002
Earthquake* 1987 7,025
Flood 1984 6,805
Flood 2004 2,850
Flood 2004 2,500
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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