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What percentage of global disasters does Asia see?
53%
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What percentage of global landmass does Asia account for?
30%
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What percentage of global disasters does America see?
2%
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What percentage of global landmass does America account for?
16%
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How many natural disasters occured 1964-2000?
1403
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In the 1960s how many were affected?
50 million per annum
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In the 1990s how many were affected?
250 million per annum
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Hazard
Naturally occurring or human induced process with the potential to cause loss of life or damage to the environment
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Risk
The probability of a hazard occurring and causing loss or damage
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Disaster
'The realisation of a hazard' - Smith 1996
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Vulnerability
The risk of an area being susceptible to damage
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Death toll from Mass Movements
600 per year
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Earthquake definition
a shock or series of shocks in the earth's crust due to a sudden movement of crustal plates generated within the crust and/or mantle
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Wegner
1967
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Hazardous volcanoes + their material
80% of the most hazardous volcanoes are located on destructive plate margins despite 75% of all volcanic material being sourced from constructive plate margins
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Flooding exposure
200 million exposed to flooding per year
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Deaths from flooding
170,000 1980-2000
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Mass movements deaths
Durham University research - 2004-10, 32,000 killed by mass movements
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Earthquakes affect
1980-2008 EQs affected on average 4,701,156 people per year
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Eruptions
50 of the world's 500 volcanoes erupt every year
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