Quakes were deadliest natural disasters in past decade

01/29/2010 | Google

Earthquakes killed nearly 60% of people who died as a result of natural disasters during the past decade, far outpacing the number of deaths because of storms and extreme temperatures, according to a United Nations-backed study by the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. Millions of people in the world's largest cities are at risk from earthquakes.

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