Shaking, trembling or displacement of the earth surface due to seismic waves or other phenomena of volcanic or tectonic origin.source: CRED
14 Apr 2014, Next City
'If we design our structures for earthquakes and observe international regulations, we save a lot of lives,' said Mohammed Harajli, a professor of civil engineering at AUB in an interview with Next City. 'The cost of making a building earthquake resistant does not add that much to the cost of the building. It’s five percent maximum,' he added...
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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