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Earthquake - Hazard Profile

This hazard profile is an analysis of the mortality and economic loss risk for Earthquake

Please see also: Earthquake Disaster Statistics

Human Exposure

Modelled number of people present in hazard zones that are thereby subject to potential losses.

Absolute human exposure
  Average people exposed per year   Country
1 13,404,870 Japan
2 12,182,454 Philippines
3 11,056,806 Indonesia
4 8,139,068 China
5 6,625,479 Taiwan, prov. of China
6 4,618,586 United States of America
7 3,558,328 Chile
8 3,349,237 India
9 2,887,030 Pakistan
10 2,613,552 Guatemala
11 2,483,656 Mexico
12 2,161,458 Peru
13 2,155,233 Turkey
14 1,969,946 Colombia
15 1,703,872 Iran
Legend:
Earthquake (modified Mercalli scale classes)




Relative human exposure
  Countries %
People exposed per year, percentage
1 Vanuatu 60.4
2 Solomon Islands 36.3
3 Taiwan, prov. of China 28.9
4 Costa Rica 27.6
5 Chile 21.4
6 Tonga 21.1
7 Guatemala 19.6
8 El Salvador 18.0
9 Papua New Guinea 17.5
10 Nicaragua 15.7
11 Guam 15.4
12 Philippines 13.8
13 Montserrat 13.7
14 Timor-Leste 11.3
15 Japan 10.5
Legend:
Earthquake (modified Mercalli scale classes)


Economic Exposure

Modelled amout of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) present in hazard zones that are thereby subject to potential losses.

Absolute economic exposure
  Average GDP¹ exposed per year   Country
1 340.77 Japan
2 197.29 United States of America
3 105.10 Taiwan, prov. of China
4 25.80 Italy
5 24.76 Chile
6 16.83 Greece
7 16.05 China
8 11.48 Mexico
9 11.47 Philippines
10 9.87 Germany
11 7.91 Indonesia
12 6.66 Peru
13 6.46 Costa Rica
14 5.74 Turkey
15 5.08 Guatemala
Legend:
Earthquake (modified Mercalli scale classes)




Relative economic exposure
  Country % GDP exposed per year, percentage
1 Vanuatu 96.0
2 Solomon Islands 46.0
3 Costa Rica 30.0
4 Taiwan, prov. of China 26.0
5 Chile 24.0
6 Papua New Guinea 22.0
7 Guatemala 22.0
8 Tonga 22.0
9 El Salvador 18.0
10 Nicaragua 17.0
11 Guam 16.0
12 Djibouti 15.0
13 Timor-Leste 14.0
14 Philippines 11.0
15 Greece 10.0
Legend:
Earthquake (modified Mercalli scale classes)


Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement

¹: In billions US$

Disclaimer:
This analysis was conducted using global datasets, the resolution of which is not relevant for in-situ planning and should not be used for life and death decisions. UNEP and partners (UNDP, UN/ISDR, The World Bank) should in no case be liable for misuse of the presented results.

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the maps do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP, UNDP, UNISDR, The World Bank or the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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