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Earthquake

Shaking, trembling or displacement of the earth surface due to seismic waves or other phenomena of volcanic or tectonic origin.source: CRED

'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...



Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to earthquake
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Japan 13,404,870
2 Philippines 12,182,454
3 Indonesia 11,056,806
4 China 8,139,068
5 Taiwan, prov. of China 6,625,479
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of earthquake occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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