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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

Nepal: Building codes

20 Nov 2014, Republica

'We must all recognize the importance of ensuring Nepal’s preparation for earthquakes and other disasters. Promoting safer buildings is a critical aspect of Nepal’s future, and we welcome the commitment shown by a wide range of stakeholders in defining the framework for the National Plan of Action for Safer Buildings'...


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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