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AseanAffairs Magazine September - October 2011
CONTENT • ASEAN TRAVELLER
• ASEAN MONEY • FEATURED COMPANIES
• ASEAN SECURITY

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This year has seen increasing climate change disasters throughout the world.

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Structural Engineer Kit Miyamoto arrives in Asean to help the region cope with the dangers of earthquakes and their impact on buildings in order to save lives.
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arthquakes pose a significant threat to the 3.8 billion people (60 percent of the world’s population) who live on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The “ring of fire,” countries surrounding the Pacific are prime areas for subterranean plate-shifting.
For example, during the week of September 25-October 1, a total of 47 earthquakes were recorded in the Asia-Pacific region by the US Geological Service.

There been five severe earthquakes in Asia since 1975:
China, 1976-7.5 magnitude, 240,000 killed
Indonesia, 2004-9.1 magnitude, 228,000 killed
China, 2008-7.9 magnitude, 87, 587 killed but more killed later due to landslides
Japan, 2011-9.0 magnitude, 10,000 dead, 30,000 still unaccounted for
Philippines, 1976-7.9 magnitude, 8,000 killed, 600,000 displaced

 






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