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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

 Napa quake 2014 photo by Juliana Brown, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/54485353@N05/15028153546/

US: Quake hit local businesses hard

24 Aug 2015, Napa Valley Register

Twelve months after the magnitude-6.0 earthquake in Napa, the recovery for downtown and area businesses has been mixed, with some stores back to normal, others still struggling and yet others closed or gone from downtown for good. 'It’s been a humbling experience to have your business just shut for 10 months, emotionally and financially, it’s been tough' Scott Kendall, owner of Carpe Diem told Napa Valley Register...


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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