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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

UNESCO starts in-depth damage assessment in Nepal

22 May 2015, UNESCO

In response to two devastating earthquakes which affected Nepal on 25 April and 12 May 2015, UNESCO is mobilizing its expertise and international support to help the country to recover. Today, 22 May, UNESCO is joining other partners starting a detailed Post-Disaster Needs Assessment to examine the full extent of the disaster and define a recovery strategy in areas of culture and education...


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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