Disaster risk indices estimate impact on people

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 can affect countries differently, depending on the people’s ability to withstand and recover from such a disaster. INFORM attempts to assess this risk, so that organizations can make better-informed decisions about what relief to send. Greg Myre for NPR explains with a heatmap. [via @onyxfish]

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