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Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT | Nature | The Earth Times via @earthtimes

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT | Nature | The Earth Times via @earthtimes

Destruction caused by the M6.3 earthquake on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand via Shutterstock Armand Vervaeck regularly quotes tectonic news on www.earthquake‐report.com , but with James Daniell, he has now released an annual report on the cost and damage caused by earthquakes and volcanoes in 2011. It was to date the most damaging year on record for economic losses associated with these natural disasters . Fewer deaths than average were recorded, with 0.035% of the 58.7 million deaths due to earthquake and tsunami. In Japan, 1.6% of all deaths were accounted for by tsunami effects from the M9.0 earthquake , while 0.62% of the New Zealand population died from their earthquake, which was M6.3. The two Turkish quakes caused less than 0.2% of the admittedly large Turkish population, but 5.6% of deaths in Van province. This map illustrates the most damaged count...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/nature/earthquake-damage-report...

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