The MOST dangerous EARTHQUAKE sensitive COUNTRIES in the world

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 12.17.39A page you should remember when you are living or traveling to one of the red countries. The Red Colored countries in the first map below witnessed events with at least 1000 fatalities (some like China are counting hundreds of thousands), not to speak about the injured and the inflicted damage.

Building standards may be better today than in the past, but at the same time cities have grown enormously and many of them have a lot of slums in the outskirts, this often on steep slopes like in Haiti. We are keeping our breath until a M6.5 strikes near Quito (Ecuador) Istanbul (Turkey) or Teheran (Iran). It will be again mostly the poor and the unprepared who will suffer most losses but we are convinced that the outcome will be a cruel one!

An increasing global tourism is another giant risk for the future. The Christchurch earthquake (a small one in terms of fatalities) has learned us that tens of nationalities were buried below the rubble. This will happen over and over again. Why ? Mainly because tourists are simply not aware of the danger of earthquakes and tsunamis and when it hits it is too late!
The tourism industry should NOT be scared to talk about the risk. Every hotel in the risk areas of the red countries should put a "What to do in case of an earthquake" against the hotel room door. Touroperators should request an attestation that the hotels have been build with a high earthquake resistance. until today

Update April 28 15:04 :
The 2 maps below (a US map will be added shortly) are meant to make you aware of the earthquake risk who always might be luring around the corner. The following weeks we will add a list of each individual country will the location of the epicenter and a little more data.
Update April 29
It looks that the Interactive map has lost the red colors (it was a free map, so we cant complain about it:) ). The drop down list in the interactive map shows however the countries who should have been colored red + we have made a screenshot before which we have now published again.

Detailed country overview of the important (and sometimes deadly) earthquakes

Alaska - Arkansas - California - Hawaii - Idaho - Montana - Oregon - South Carolina - Utah - Washington
Canada - Mexico
Albania - Austria - Azores Islands (Portugal) - Belgium - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Iceland - Ireland - Italy - Macedonia - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Russia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Switzerland - Turkey - Ukraine - United Kingdom
Iran - Iraq - Israel - Jordan - Lebanon - Saudi Arabia - Syria - Yemen
Algeria - Burundi - Cameroon - Canary Islands (Spain) - Djibouti - DR Congo - Egypt - Ethiopia - Ghana - Guinea - Kenya - Libya - Malawi - Morocco - Rwanda - South Africa - Tanzania - Tunisia - Uganda - Zambia
Afghanistan - Armenia - Azerbaijan - Bangladesh - Bhutan - China - Georgia - Japan - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - Korea (North) - Korea (south) - Laos - Mongolia - Myanmar - Nepal - Pakistan - Philippines - Taiwan - Tajikistan - Thailand - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Vietnam
New Zealand - Australia - Fiji - Kermadec Islands - New Caledonia - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Vanuatu
Argentina - Bolivia - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Ecuador - Peru - Venezuela
Costa Rica - El Salvador - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Panama
Antigua - Barbados - Cuba - Dominican Republic - Guadeloupe - Haiti - Jamaica - Martinique - Saint Lucia - Trinidad

Be Earthquake and Tsunami Prepared

RED colored countries map below have witnessed single earthquake events with more than 1000 fatalities
(for details see the above country in-depth overviews)

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RED colored countries map below have witnessed one or more deadly earthquakes since year the year 0
(for details see the above country in-depth overviews)

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USA states who have witnessed deadly earthquakes since 1500

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  1. Murali Mohan says:

    Very informative, like to know more about earthquake.

  2. Why there is No Name of India in your most dangerous list???

    Before the existence of Himalayas, there was sea named "Tethys Sea" in its place. The Himalayan mountain range was formed as a result of the collision between the Eurasian and Indo-Australian Tectonic Plates which began 50 million years ago. One can now envisage the tremendous amount of energy that might have been generated during the formation of Himalayas. Now if such a kind of collision were to occur again [which is predicted by various geologists and researchers] we can imagine the extent of havoc and destruction it might create in the area.

    There is a possibility of these 2 big Tectonic Plates colliding again. This will lead to a massive earthquake of 8-8.5 Richter scale. Regions around Himalayas and other parts of India like Delhi and other Northern Indian states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur might feel strong tremors and Earthquake measuring 6-6.5 Richter scale is feared.

    • Armand Vervaeck says:

      This list should be updated seriously. We have other things on our mind at the moment, but we surely will do our best to update it in the near future + Thanks for your comment

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