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10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

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10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters
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First the Kashmir floods and then cyclone Hudhud in Visakhapatnam; India recently witnessed the fury of nature. But this is nothing. According to a recent research, Kolkata can see even bigger natural calamity, where about 1.8 crore lives can get affected.

And it?s not just India alone, Swiss Re, an insurance company, has come up with list of cities that can witness a large scale natural disaster. Let?s look at them.

Tehran

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 10
Country: Iran
No of people at risk: 15.6 million

Image: A general view of the shrine of Imam Khomeini.
Photograph: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters


Los Angeles

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

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Rank: 9
Country: US
No of people at risk: 16.4 million

Image: Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters


Shanghai

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 8
Country: China
No of people at risk: 16.7 million


Image: A Chinese man wearing a colourful traditional attire near a tourist shopping district in Shanghai .
Photograph: Claro Cortes/Reuters

Kolkata

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 7
Country: India
No of people at risk: 17.9 million


Image: A Hindu devotee prays on the bank of the Ganges river against the backdrop of Howrah Bridge.
Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

Nagoya

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10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 6
Country: Japan
No of people at risk: 22.9 million

Image: Nagakute area in Nagoya.
Photograph: Reuters

Jakarta

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 5
Country: Indonesia
No of people at risk: 27.7 million

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Image: An aerial view of Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta.
Photograph: Reuters

Osaka-Kobe

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 4
Country: Japan
No of people at risk: 32.1 million

Image: Osaka Castle.
Photograph: GFDL/Wikimedia Commons

Pearl-River Delta

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 3
Country: China
No of people at risk: 34.5 million

Image: The pearl river.
Photograph: Daniel Berthold/Wikimedia Commons

Manila

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 2
Country: Philippines
No of people at risk: 34.6 million

Image: Performers at the Aliwan festival take part in a parade in Manila.
Photograph: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters

Tokyo-Yokohama

10 Cities Most Threatened By Natural Disasters

Rank: 1
Country: Japan
No of people at risk: 57.1 million

Image: Tokyo skyline.
Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters



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