The health effects of earthquakes in the mid-1990s.

  title={The health effects of earthquakes in the mid-1990s.},
  author={D. Alexander},
  volume={20 3},
This paper gives an overview of the global pattern of casualties in earthquakes which occurred during the 30-month period from 1 September 1993 to 29 February 1996. It also describes some of the behavioural and logistical regularities associated with mortality and morbidity in these events. Of 83 earthquakes studied, there were casualties in 49. Lethal earthquakes occurred in rapid succession in Indonesia, China, Colombia and Iran. In the events studied, a disproportionate number of deaths and… CONTINUE READING