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

Hong Kong: Observatory launches short video on hazards of tropical cyclones

22 May 2015, HKO, China - gov

The Hong Kong Observatory launched a short video on hazards of tropical cyclones today, May 22, to raise the public's awareness of preventing threats from tropical cyclones. Through real-life visual images from typhoons in recent years, including Morakot, Utor and Haiyan, the video introduces four major threats caused by tropical cyclones, namely strong winds, rainstorms, huge waves and storm surges...


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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