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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

Filipino scientist lauded for disaster research

17 Apr 2015, GMA

Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director of the Filipino Department of Science and Technology’s Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards project, has been awarded the 2015 Plinius Medal by the European Geosciences Union, reports GMA Network. The EGU awards the Plinius Medal to scientists that work on natural hazards research...


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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