Over the last decade, the earthquake victims were 780,000 people Natural Disasters
Of all the natural disasters 60% are victims of earthquakes. According to the researchers, the data will grow as the population of the cities located in hazardous areas, continues to increase. The number of victims is another 2 billion over the same period.
Was the deadliest earthquake of magnitude 7, which took place in Haiti on 12 January 2010 and claimed the lives of 316,000. After it is strongest tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean caused by an earthquake claimed the lives of 9.1 and 227,000. In third place is the 7.9 earthquake in southwest China, which killed 87,500 people.
Earthquake victims are revealed in stages: immediate death by the collapse of buildings, deaths from injuries and internal injuries in the next few hours, the death of the general blood poisoning and multiple organ failure in the next few days and weeks.
In survivors, there are serious kidney damage, liver, spine, lacerations, various fractures, severe depression. Among patients from 25% to 53% are children.
The largest cities in the world, located in seismic zones are Tokyo with 32 millionth, Mexico of 20 million, the Los Angeles of 15 million and Istanbul from 9 million people.