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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

Philippines: British military natural disaster specialists arrive in Manila

23 Apr 2015, United Kingdom - gov

Exercise commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jem Blades Royal Engineers, said 'It’s great to be here, working with the Philippine Government and, in particular, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council regarding earthquake mitigation measures in Manila... Our teams include individuals who bring specialist knowledge of earthquakes, humanitarian relief and disaster recovery, and we hope to share our experiences, as well as learn from others'...


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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