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114 Years of Phillipine Disasters, Visualized.

114 Years of Phillipine Disasters, Visualized.

It’s easy to think that disasters as devastating as Typhoon Yolanda – the super typhoon that claimed over 7,000 lives in 2013 – only happen once in a lifetime. However, the Philippines got hit a few more times over the past century.


Thinking.Machin.es provides an interactive history of almost every storm, earthquake, flood, volcanic eruption, landslide, drought, epidemic, or wildfire to have caused at least 10 deaths in the Philippines between 1901 and 2015. Data was obtained from the rich Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) in Belgium. Their interactive visualization is astonishing, just look at the following screenshot:

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