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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

 By China's Ministry of Civil Affairs

Early warning saves lives in China earthquake

7 Aug 2014, UNISDR AP

'The early warning system was installed last September and each semester the school held two drills to teach students to evacuate the school building once the TV set started counting down. Several seconds seem really short but it can save lives in a major earthquake,' Fan Keming, a teacher at Baihetan High School said...


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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