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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

Development goals at stake in new UN disaster risk deal

23 Jan 2015, RTCC

'Without reducing disaster risk what they are doing with sustainable development will continually be under threat,' Margareta Wahlström, head of the UN office for disaster risk reduction (UNISDR), told RTCC. 'If we get things right and if there is a commitment in the climate negotiations to deal with climate risk – if member states are now discussing on the SDGs, where disaster risk is one of the target in several of the goals – if we can keep these together at that level then I think we will have sufficient broad use of financing for disaster risk reduction'...


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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