What was happening in October 2011?
Battle of Interest. Oct 20 The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters. Oct 23 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
Was there any natural disasters in 2012?
Statistically, 2012 was an ‘average’ year. The deadliest disaster of 2012 was Typhoon Bopha/Pablo in the Philippines; the most expensive disaster was Hurricane Sandy in the US and Caribbean; and the disaster affecting the most people was the drought/food crisis in the Sahel region.
What are the major natural disasters in China?
China is a country prone to high frequency of natural catastrophic events. According to the natural disaster data from 1900 to 2011, the major disaster types include drought, earthquake, epidemic, extreme temperature, flood, mass movement wet and storm. The occurrence of natural disaster and economic loss is increased during the studied period.
Does population and GDP matter for natural disaster damages in China?
Although the total China GDP is increased fast, the estimated natural disaster damages cost remains constant. Both population and GDP are important social development indexes, although disaster indexes keep lowing, the product of disaster events with population and GDP, will show the complex trend (Stomberg 2007; Oh and Reuveny 2010 ).
What are the major types of natural disasters?
According to the natural disaster data from 1900 to 2011, the major disaster types include drought, earthquake, epidemic, extreme temperature, flood, mass movement wet and storm. The occurrence of natural disaster and economic loss is increased during the studied period.
What are the major risks in China?
Instead we offer a general overview of the major risks in China: an introduction to the science behind typhoons, monsoons, winter storms, drought and earthquakes, and introduce some of the implications for local insurers.