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04 November 2011

Earthquakes kill 780 000 in past decade

Earthquakes claimed more than 780,000 lives in the past decade, accounting for nearly 60% of all disaster-related deaths, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Earthquakes claimed more than 780,000 lives in the past decade, accounting for nearly 60% of all disaster-related deaths, according to a study published in The Lancet.

This was followed by the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, generated by a 9.1-magnitude temblor, in which 227,000 people died.

 
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