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Tsunami - Hazard Profile

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

Please see also: Tsunami 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 5,402,239 Indonesia
2 4,497,645 Japan
3 1,598,546 Bangladesh
4 1,114,388 India
5 894,848 Philippines
6 728,667 Peru
7 672,696 Myanmar
8 563,414 Chile
9 528,017 United States of America
10 473,639 China
11 351,614 Ecuador
12 269,834 Viet Nam
13 204,376 Egypt
14 203,051 Sri Lanka
15 165,892 Canada




Relative human exposure
  Countries %
People exposed per year, percentage
1 Macao 14.6
2 New Caledonia 8.8
3 Fiji 7.1
4 Seychelles 5.2
5 Japan 3.5
6 Maldives 3.5
7 Chile 3.5
8 Solomon Islands 2.6
9 Ecuador 2.6
10 Peru 2.5
11 Indonesia 2.3
12 Guadeloupe 2.0
13 New Zealand 1.6
14 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.6
15 Myanmar 1.4


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
1 142.29 Japan
2 12.78 United States of America
3 3.94 Canada
4 3.65 Taiwan, prov. of China
5 3.46 Indonesia
6 3.26 Hong Kong
7 1.91 Peru
8 1.88 China
9 1.64 Philippines
10 1.42 Chile
11 1.30 New Zealand
12 1.29 Puerto Rico
13 1.11 Macao
14 0.70 Ecuador
15 0.66 Bangladesh




Relative economic exposure
  Country % GDP exposed per year, percentage
1 New Caledonia 10.0
2 Macao 8.0
3 Maldives 4.0
4 Ecuador 3.0
5 Fiji 3.0
6 Japan 2.0
7 Antigua and Barbuda 2.0
8 Peru 2.0
9 Seychelles 1.0
10 Indonesia 1.0
11 Philippines 1.0
12 Myanmar 1.0
13 Chile 1.0
14 New Zealand 1.0
15 Hong Kong 1.0


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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