Shaking, trembling or displacement of the earth surface due to seismic waves or other phenomena of volcanic or tectonic origin.source: CRED
22 Jul 2016, Stuff, Fairfax Digital, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd
Up until 2005, gathering data on earthquakes in New Zealand involved phone calls to farmers and snail mail. Now 600 monitoring instruments work in unison around the country to spit out real-time information. GeoNet's focus is event reporting – providing rapid information on where, when, and magnitude, but impact reporting would provide near real-time information.
People exposed per year
|5||Taiwan, prov. of China||6,625,479|
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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