Statistics for Countries by Natural Disasters/Hazards and Geography

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Natural HazardsCountry% Correct
San Miguel de Tucuman and Mendoza areas in the Andes subject to earthquakes; pamperos are violent windstorms that can strike the pampas and northeastArgentina
94%
Violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country's name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon; frequent landslides during the rainy seasonBhutan
93%
Cyclones along the coast; severe droughts; bushfiresAustralia
91%
Continuous permafrost in north is a serious obstacle to development; cyclonic storms form east of the Rocky Mountains, a result of the mixing of air masses from the Arctic, Pacific, and North American interior, and produce most of the country's rain and snow east of the mountainsCanada
90%
Damaging earthquakes occur in Hindu Kush mountains; flooding; droughtsAfghanistan
84%
Tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf, and Caribbean coastsMexico
74%
Droughts; cyclones; much of the country routinely inundated during the summer monsoon seasonBangladesh
73%
Permafrost over much of the vast eastern regions is a major impediment to development; volcanic activity in the Kuril Islands; volcanoes and earthquakes on the Kamchatka Peninsula;Russia
70%
Occasional typhoons (May to January); extensive flooding, especially in the Mekong River deltaVietnam
62%
About five typhoons per year along southern and eastern coasts; damaging floods; tsunamis; earthquakes; droughts; land subsidenceChina
60%
Many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors) every year; tsunamis; typhoonsJapan
60%
Dust-laden harmattan haze common during dry seasons; recurring droughts; occasional Niger River floodingMali
60%
Flooding is a threat in some areas of the country (e.g., parts of the mainland peninsula, along the southern coast of the island of Lolland) that are protected from the sea by a system of dikesDenmark
55%
Ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime trafficSweden
49%
Periodic droughts; the volcanic Virunga mountains are in the northwest along the border with Democratic Republic of the CongoRwanda
48%
Astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms per year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamisPhilippines
45%
Geologically active Great Rift Valley susceptible to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions; frequent droughtsEthiopia
43%
Volcanic activity with periodic releases of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun volcanoesCameroon
28%
Hot, dry, dust-laden ghibli is a southern wind lasting one to four days in spring and fall; dust storms, sandstormsLibya
22%
Known as the "Land of Volcanoes"; also extremely susceptible to hurricanesEl Salvador
20%
Severe tropical storms are usually rare, but in 1997 there were three cyclones; low level of islands make them sensitive to changes in sea level.Tuvalu
18%

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