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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

Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - Yamada

2 Mar 2015, Japanese Red Cross Society

'This school is really a vital part of the social services here in Yamada town,' says Atsushi Okawa, a 34 year old fisherman, who spends most of his day at sea while his 5 year old boy is entrusted to the staff at the school. Over two years ago, the Japanese Red Cross Society stepped in and supported the rebuilding of the school...


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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