Skip to comments.The 10 Cities Most At Risk Of Being Hit By Natural Disasters
Posted on 03/30/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has analyzed the disaster potential for 616 of the world’s largest cities (PDF).
Each city is ranked according to its potential for earthquakes, storms, storm surges, tsunamis, and river floods. For each type of disaster, Swiss Re devised an extreme weather scenario in which defenses fail and the human and economic toll can be enormous.
Further, each city was ranked based on the effect each scenario would have on its residents by combining population-distribution data and vulnerability estimates for each disaster. The scenarios consider fatalities, injuries, evacuations, those whose homes would be damaged or destroyed, and those who would be unable to access their workplace.
15.6 million people potentially affected.
Tehran sits on one of the most dangerous fault lines in the world — the North Anatolian fault. The entire population of the city is heavily exposed to earthquakes.
16.4 million people potentially affected.
Los Angeles, like much of California, sits along the San Andreas Fault, making it one of the most earthquake-prone places in the world; 14.7 million people are at risk directly of earthquakes at any given time in the city.
16.7 million people potentially affected.
Shanghai, China's most populated city, is located on the Yangtze River Delta, making it vulnerable to serious flooding from storms and typhoons.
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How about a list of ten cities already hit by man made disasters?
Tehran might stand a pretty good chance of getting hit by the man-made kind too, if they keep pushing Israel.
It kinda sucks to be Japan.
Iran builds a nuke, hides it in a ship, drops it underwater on the western side of the Canary Islands where a massive underwater ledge sits, resulting tidal wave hits NYC at over 300 feet high, all eastern seaboard affected.
1. Boise, Idaho - A meteor lands in a potato patch. The meteor has an alien life form on it that takes over a potato. It grows huge and becomes Spudzilla. Spudzilla attacks Boise. The Idaho Air National Guard attack Spudzilla with napalm and cluster bombs while he’s touring the Birds Of Prey Refuge. Everyone from Oregon comes over for a Sunday meal of roast Eagle and mashed potatoes. Yum yum.
Mexico City should be high on a list.
The worst thing that could happen in Boise is that Lucky Peak dam breaks when the reservoir is full. That’s not really a natural disaster, though.
Good heavens, what a nightmare! What would we do with all those...Oregonians?
Ping to 10 Cities for Natural Disaster.
I subscribe to Fotki to store my images. Within the last year, they [Fotki] moved all their servers to Estonia.
FWIW, they said they did this b/c Estonia is a country least likely in the world to have a natural disaster.
For some time it seemed ever few years they would have a flood which drowned millions in Bangladesh. Haven’t heard of any recently.
I’ll take Detroit for $1000 and the Daily Double Alex.
“It kinda sucks to be Japan”
They failed to mention that Mount Fuji is an active volcano. It’s kind of like looking up to Mount Reiner from Seattle or Tacoma, which they failed to mention also.
Origamionions are very affectionate towards their towns and they want visitors to show affection to their towns. I’ve had a lot of Origamionions tell me I could “kiss their Astoria”.
A busted picture link?
2.San Francisco, California tied with Sacramento
I am guessing that is supposed to be Mothra, Gidra, or that giant lizard I can’t recall the name of right now.
Godzilla! I just remembered.
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