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Waves generated by submarine earth movements, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or landslides. source: CRED

Building regional tsunami awareness in Asia-Pacific

18 May 2016, ESCAP

As a step towards enhancing preparedness efforts, policymakers and tsunami experts participated in a side event on ‘Building Regional Tsunami Awareness,’ during the 72nd Commission session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to tsunami
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Indonesia 5,402,239
2 Japan 4,497,645
3 Bangladesh 1,598,546
4 India 1,114,388
5 Philippines 894,848
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of tsunami occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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