Natural disasters since 1900: Over 8 million deaths, 7 trillion US dollars
More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called CATDAT, which looks at examining socioeconomic indicators as well as collecting and evaluating socioeconomic loss data through time. The database has built a massive base for his post-disaster risk model which helps governments and aid organizations with catastrophe management and assessing rapidly the scale of a disaster.
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