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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

Philippines: Taguig City to revise safety measures for quake preps

26 May 2015, PIA, Philippines - gov

Mayor Lani Cayetano vowed to revise the city’s safety plan and update contingency plans using the new atlas of PHIVOLCS as guide to prepare the city in case of a devastating earthquake from the West Valley Fault. The city also plans, among others, to disseminate information in the communities affected by the fault line, inspect and ensure the structural integrity of buildings and establishments and carry out trainings and drills for the identified communities...


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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