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Comparing the direct human impact of natural disasters for two cases in 2011: The Christchurch earthquake and the Bangkok flood

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The standard way in which disaster damages are measured involves examining separately the number of fatalities, of injuries, of people otherwise affected, and the financial damage that natural disasters cause. Here, we implement a novel way to aggregate these separate measures of disaster impact and apply it to two catastrophic events from 2011: the Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquakes and the Greater Bangkok (Thailand) flood. This new measure, which is similar to the World Health Organization's calculation of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) lost due to the burden of diseases and injuries, is described in detail in Noy [7]. It allows us to conclude that New Zealand lost 180 thousand lifeyears as a result of the 2011 events, and Thailand lost 2644 thousand lifeyears. In per capita terms, the loss is similar, with both countries losing about 15 days per person due to the 2011 catastrophic events in these two countries. © This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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Noy, I. (2015). Comparing the direct human impact of natural disasters for two cases in 2011: The Christchurch earthquake and the Bangkok flood. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13, 61-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.03.009

Journal title

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Volume

13

Publication date

01/09/2015

Pagination

61-65

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Publication status

Accepted

Contribution type

Article

ISSN

2212-4209

Language

en

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