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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

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GEM’S OpenQuake platform launched

21 Jan 2015, UNISDR

'Loss of life and economic loss from earthquakes can only be mitigated or prevented through DRR efforts that include urban planning, improved regulation through building codes and compliance with those codes. This requires sound technical information to support the financial investments and governance required to reduce risk in the long term'...


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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